Our team had a chance to visit northern Uganda and we were surprised to discover one of the most eye-catching features of the region on the Gulu-Kitgum highway.

From up above, the magnificent 100km stretch looks like a highway to paradise, crossing through communities that have been given a lifeline for future development.

As one of his major promises to Ugandans when he assumed power in 1979 after toppling Idi Amin Dada, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni stressed infrastructure development as a major issue high on his agenda.

The Gulu-Kitgum highway has already brought definitive change in northern Uganda as government focuses on developing infrastructure to reduce the cost of doing business in the region.

Work on the highway commenced in November 2008 after years of an almost impassable route in the northern region. Eleven years later, the highway looks as smooth as the surface of a pebble.

It has eased up the works of several road users as they take way lesser time to connect from Gulu city center to Kitgum. The road connects several towns including Acholibur, Olwiyo, Pader, among others.

Take a look at some of the photos of the road and the developments starting to rise up below;

Without doubt, this stretch-out is the start to greater things to come from a region once salvaged by war!

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Josh Ruby is an Editor with high interest and knowledge in the Ugandan entertainment space, an industry he has been actively part of since 2010. Leads to breaking stories are welcome!

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