Uganda Officially Kicks Off Construction Of Multibillion DRCongo Roads

Uganda Officially Kicks Off Construction Of Multibillion DRCongo Roads

By Spy Uganda

The two Generals commanding Operation Shujaa in DRC; Maj Gen Bombelle Camille Ehola (FARDC) and Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga (UPDF) officially launched the construction of the 125km Kasindi-Beni-Butembo road. The colourful ceremony which took place at the Mpondwe-Lubiriha border post drew a mammoth crowd from the two sister countries.

Congo’s Maj Gen Bombelle Camille Ehola thanked the two presidents for appointing the two Generals to command Operation Shujaa forces. He said that the joint forces are working together, sharing the available resources and fighting the enemy of peace together.

“Our cordial relationship in fighting the enemy is being shown in the results of operation Shujaa. This is also reflected amongst our soldiers who are eating, sleeping and fighting together. Am confident that with this relationship, enemies of peace will be wiped out in this region,” noted Gen Bombelle. He added, “I send profound appreciation from the people of Congo who have started realizing peace in their places as a result of the Joint operation.”

He revealed that recent Gen Kayanja Muhanga saw in one of the towns how he was warmly welcomed by the people. “Recently I was in Kommanda and Eringeti, people are longing to see Gen Kayanja Muhanga because of what he has done in fighting ADF.”

Bombelle said the purpose of the day’s occasion was to implement what the two presidents agreed upon; the construction of the roads and that the joint forces were ready to execute the task to its successful end.

“I would like to remind you that the two presidents gave us the task of guarding this project. Our forces are ready to implement the task and we have mobilized the population along the roads that in case they see the enemy around they should immediately inform us for action,” said Gen Bombelle.

Presenting documents endorsed by the two presidents to customs officials and the contractor DOTT Services Limited, Gen Bombelle cautioned immigration and customs officials not to hinder the free movement of machinery, human resource and goods meant for the project. He, however, warned business people and traders not to use the same documents or the generals’ names to evade taxes.

Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga remarked that the road project is important for they are regarded as security roads as well as a national strategic end state of creating a peaceful environment for the people to carry out business unfettered.

“We are also jointly constructing other roads like Nobili – Mukakati – River Semulik and Burasi – Boga roads and after the Bunagana-Rutchuru – Goma Road will be protected and tarmacked,” noted Gen Muhanga.

He underscored the cooperation of the two militaries, “Our strong brotherly relationship with FARDC is unmatched. We are doing everything together. Gen Bombelle and I are as parents, if one child misbehaves, we get a stick and discipline him,” he said referring to the junior commanders who are brought to order in case there are misunderstandings or mistakes.

He also informed the guests that phase one of the operation was to dislodge and destroy the enemy camps of Tondoli, Abia one and two, Kambi Ya Yua, Chua and others and in phase two the troops are to dominate all other camps. “The enemy is on the run scattered in smaller groups but, ultimately we shall find them,” Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga promised. an accessible web community

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