Mbarara Bypass Construction Underway

One of the top commanders of the defeated rebel group, medicine People’s Redemption Army [PRA], this site Anthony Kyakabale is soon returning to Uganda, ChimpCorps exclusively reports.

The battle-hardened NRA combatant, who fled to Rwanda in the early 2000s after Col Kizza Besigye declared his intentions to stand for presidency, is anticipated to arrive at Entebbe Airport on March 15.

Intelligence reports indicate that Kyakabale’s planned return follows a series of clandestine meetings between high ranking UPDF officials and the fugitive soldier plus his family.

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Kyakabale, Edison Muzoora and Samson Mande reportedly planned to topple President Museveni by arms.

The PRA was operating from The Democratic Republic of Congo before being annihilated in specialised UPDF commando operations led by then military intelligence boss, Brig Noble Mayombo and Brig James Mugira.

Those who survived the counter insurgent military operations include Muzoora, who after being surrounded, was swiftly evacuated by a military helicopter.

With their armed struggle nipped in the bud, Kyakabale would later seek and find asylum in Sweden where he has lived since then.

Mande also lives in Sweden. Close friends of Kyakabale say he has been struggling with a “terminal illness” and that his wife was also recently operated. It remains unclear if Kyakabale is returning due to his health condition.

Kyakabale was last December admitted for several weeks with diabetes.

While he has struggled to raise their young children, sources say he recently bought a new house in which he has been staying lately.

Political observers say the return of Kyakabale after fugitive Gen David Sejusa last year would be a political and diplomatic masterstroke for Museveni as he tries to woo many of his enemies on foreign countries.

He would also use their return to emphasise the narrative that fighting him through an armed struggle is counterproductive.

The presence of NRA militants in foreign countries has been one of Museveni’s main challenges.

It is believed that by co-opting domestic rivals and bringing home foreign enemies, Museveni is tactfully consolidating his hold on power especially as the country heads for the 2016 elections.
Joshua Nahamya

President Yoweri Museveni has performed yet another ground breaking ceremony for the construction of Mbarara bypass route in Kakiika Sub-County in Mbarara district.

The 14.27-Km road is funded by the Government of Uganda together with development partners that include the European Union and the European Investment Bank to the tune of over Shs.160 million.

The construction of the road that is to be completed by April 2016 is being undertaken by the China Railway Seventh Group (CRSG).

According to Uganda National Rads Authority officials, viagra 60mg the Bypass is split into a 13.8km and 1.2km access road to Mbarara town and Ruizi River Bridge that is 76 metres long and 22 metres wide.

Mbarara Bypass as well as the reconstruction of the existing Mbarara-Ntungamo section of the Northern Corridor route, medicine are hoped to greatly improve the entire Northern Corridor road which starts from Mombasa through Malaba to Busia in the East of the country and connects Uganda to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Residents in Mbarara are also exited that the project would reduce traffic congestion in the rapidly expanding western municipality.

Some of the equipment set for the project

Some of the equipment set for the project

The president has in the past weeks launched an array of road construction projects, in western Northern and eastern Uganda expected to consume hundreds of billions of shillings.

At the function, Museveni said that he planned for the construction of Mbarara bypass due to the heavy trucks from DRC, Rwanda and Burundi which cause traffic jam, damage roads and cause accidents on Mbarara-Masaka road.

H.E thanked the European Union delegation, Giorgio A.M.Ficcarelli who cooperated with Uganda in the construction of roads at a relatively fair price and loans attained at relatively low discounts.

The event was graced by several NRM supporters

The event was graced by several NRM supporters

Museveni also revealed that government would purchase equipment from Japan  to ensure that every district receives 9 tractors to help in road maintenance , construct other roads instead of employing investors through expensive tenders.

He further said that these machines will help in putting up bore holes and dams which will eliminate a challenge of water scarcity in Uganda.








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