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Let the Engines Roar in Mbarara

President Yoweri Museveni has today performed the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of Kamwenge to Fort-Portal Road with a call to the people of the area to stop the bad practice of land fragmentation.

“You should not disable land by using the old cultural practice of inheritance. That creates bad human settlement, viagra order ” he said.

The ceremony took place at Bigodi Trading Centre in Kibaale County, Kamwenge district in Tooro Sub-Region.

Addressing a rally at Bigodi Primary School playgrounds, President Museveni called on the people of the area to use intensive modern farming practices since land has been severely fragmented.

Commenting on the road infrastructural development, President Museveni said the government has utilized its own funds for bituminizing most of the roads, citing those he has been commissioning in the North, East and West of the country.

The 66-km Kamwenge to Fort-Portal Road is being constructed by China Railway Seventh Engineering Group and co-funded by the Government of Uganda and the International Development Agency Shs.120 billion. The route forms part of the National Road Network that links Nyakahita – Kazo – Ibanda – Kamwenge and Fort Portal.

The road connects Western Uganda to the Northern Corridor as well as to the Democratic Republic of Congo via Fort Portal to Bundibugyo on to Lamia road.

Minister of State for Works and Transport, Hon. John Byabagambi, pledged to ensure that the work on the road is completed on time and to a good standard.


He, however, called on the people of the area to use the road once completed to eradicate poverty. He also called on them not to vandalize road signs that are meant for the safety of all road users.

The Kamwenge- Fort Portal road traverses through an imperative tourism and environmentally sensitive areas that include several crater lakes, Kibaale National Park and Kibaale Forest Reserve.
Let the engines roar, decease because it is car rally time once again as the National Rally Championship calander kicks off with the Mbarara Rally on Saturday.

The prestigious rally, viagra 100mg organised by Mbarara Motor Club has over years grown from strength to strength to become one of the toughest and exciting races across the Great Lakes region. It has provided action-packed entertainment for motor sports lovers.

The two day event will cover the districts of Masaka, dosage Lwengo, Lyantonde and Mbarara. Its flags off from Masaka town with a 5km super special stage at the Pineridge Bwala double circuit on Saturday afternoon before heading to Mbarara for three competitive sections.

Ronald Ssebuguzi, the reigning national champion, is set to be flagged off first with over 30 drivers are scheduled to take part. Ssebuguzi currently doesn’t own a rally car after the deal to buy a Mitsubishi EvoX from Kenyan driver Jaspreet Chatthe fell through.

The annual motorsport calendar opening event has also attracted back former drivers Desh Kananura and Kuku Rangit. Kananura who had spent two seasons off the sport returns with the state of the art Subaru Impreza N 14.

David Nsobya Clerk of the Course termed this year’s event as “bringing the sport to the people” and he has already predicted a historic showcase with all the ingredients of a classic event.

In other African countries such as Kenya and Zimbabwe, motor rallying events, attract over 10 000 spectators.

The sport is the second-best crowd-puller in the mentioned nations after the world’s most popular sport – soccer.

One of the country’s top motor rally drivers Ssebuguzi and his co driver Cedric Buzabo, who will drive a rented Subaru promised some fireworks this time around and the team is geared up to give it their best shot.

“Ronald (Ssebuguzi) drives big time and you should expect something big from the big man and hopefully the crowd will come in big numbers,” said Buzabo.

Local businesswoman Leira Mayanja, the only female in this rally, is also worthy mentioning in her Toyota RX as she celebrates yet another achievement giving men a run for there money in the sport. The sport only requires a car, of course, and you can be the next champion and the most important part of the rally is to finish the stages rather than winning.

Defending champion Duncan ‘Kikankane’ Mubiru (Subaru N16), Arthur Blick (Subaru N12), Christakis Fitidis (Subaru N12), Dr Ashraf Ahmed (Subaru N14), Musa Kabega (Evo6), Omar Mayanja (Evo5), Polo Pole (Subaru), Peter Kakaire (Subaru N10) and Fred Wampamba (Subaru N8) are the other drivers that will be fighting to win this year’s edition.

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