By Patrick Nakabale
THE regional countries of Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia are in the process of implementing a master plan that will see the construction of a modern port, an oil pipeline, a modern railway line and a super highway to connect the three countries.
The facts and figures related to this project, named Lapsset Corridor, are staggering. On completion, the project will have cost $25b. This colossal amount of money will be pumped into building a brand new large capacity sea port at Lamu in Kenya, 1,600km of a modern railway line from South Sudan through Kenya to Ethiopia, 1,700km of superhighway running through the same countries, anew oil pipeline and three international airports, possibly two in Kenya (Lamu and Isiolo) and one airport either in Juba or Abyei inside South Sudan.
Building an ultramodern railway line from Juba to Addis Ababa is sure to transform the Horn of Africa, boost trade, tourism, cultures and rejuvenate a new impetus for intra-Africa trade in this region.
In respect to this grand regional project, I am saddened that Uganda is missing out; that as other countries are discussing regional super-infrastructure development, we Ugandans, specifically leaders, are busy talking thieves, term limits and
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