The plan to construct a super highway connecting Uganda and Kenya could become a reality, following the financial intervention of the African Development Bank.
The Bank, through its New Partnership for Africa’s Development and Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility has approved a 1.4 million US dollar grant to the East African Community for the feasibility study of the Multinational expressway.
It is planned to connect the two countries, from Kisumu through Kisian, Busitema, and Busia, as part of the Northern Corridor that runs from Mombasa in Kenya to Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. Currently, the road system is made of two-lane single-carriageway bitumen sections that are heavily congested due to increased traffic volumes for both cargo and passengers, which leads to delays and higher costs of doing business, according to the East African Community Deputy Secretary General in charge of Infrastructure, Andrea Aguer Ariik Malueth. END