PHOTOS: Kingfisher Oil Field Access Road Commissioned

Joel Madondo and Anthony Mayanja netted twice against Hope Doves to lift Kirinya Jinja SS to the second place in the Rwenzori group of the Fufa Big League.

The ‘students’ have enjoyed a perfect start to their second leg campaign with Intrim coach Abbey that has saw them whip fellow contenders Kireka United 3-0 a fortnight ago at home.

Kirinya started the game in high gear camping in the hosts half for a better part of the first 20 minutes registering five corners on the way.

Madondo opened the scores in the 39th minute brushing home Julius Debbos cross from the left wing. Musa Magumba, and Mulondo and Kasonko had orchestrated a quick counter attack after disarming Hope Doves who had caused a stir in the visitors box.

The visitors evidently pressed for a better goal advantage and came close two minutes later when Magumba setup Madondo who wrapped up Joel Wacha in Doves goal before scoring only for the linesman to judge him offside.

In the 55th minute, pill Magumba made another successful challenge on George Ssenkatuka who was advancing into Kirinya’s box before running down the left wing and exchanging short passes with Madondo who eventually cut in a low short cross that found Mayanja unmarked inside 12 yards. The striker connected a non stop shot into the back of the net.

Jinja Ss leapfrogs Kireka United to second place with 27 points and a superior goal difference (12) ahead of Masavu fc who are now third. Masavu beat Entebbe fc by 1-0 through Kenneth Tumusiime’s goal at Katabi playground entebbe.

Hope Doves remain 8th with 18 points.

In the other games, mind Edrisa Lubega of Proline FC continued with his super form scoring a brace past Wakiso united to reach 15 goals in 15 games. The group leaders stretched their lead to 36 points, nine clear though with a game more.

Citizen fc, Wandegeya and Kasese New Villa are rooted at the bottom. Masaka LC withdrew from the league due to financial problems.

Rwenzori group results

Hope Doves 0-2 Kirinya Jja ss-Wankulukuku

Wandegeya 2-0 Synergy -Kanyanya.

Masavu 1-0 Entebbe fc-Katabi

Wakiso Utd 1-2 Proline fc-Wakiso

Suncity 1-2 Kasese NV-Nyakasenga
Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda this week commissioned the Kingfisher oil field access road in Hoima district.

The construction of the ten kilometre tarmac road was funded by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) Uganda Limited, remedy the operator of Kingfisher oil field in Hoima District.

Buhuka is well known to be a hard to reach area, this where the slope fence off any modern transportation.

The Kingfisher access road has therefore enabled the transportation of heavy and large construction vehicles, equipment for Kingfisher development and efficient access to other parts of the country.

Rugunda said the commissioning of this road was an important milestone in the development of infrastructure to support the production of oil and gas resources in the country.

“Government is also continuing to put in place favourable legal and fiscal frameworks for investment and to provide security to citizens, the investors and to the investments they are making,” he said.

On the national level, the Premier said the road adds on the stock of high quality road infrastructure being developed in the country.

“At a regional level, the road is going to serve as an important link with the Democratic Republic of Congo across Lake Albert,” he said, adding, “This will boost trade and access to social services within Uganda and the DRC.”

PM Rugunda (second left) officially commissioning the  kingfisher access road in Hoima district. (Photo: PMPU)

PM Rugunda (second left) officially commissioning the kingfisher access road in Hoima district. (Photo: PMPU)

He urged the people in the area to utilize the new road to fight poverty, increase household income and therefore improve the quality of life.

“Continue working hard and position your selves to take advantage of the opportunities that the discovery of oil is bringing to this areas,” he said.


The Prime Minister was welcomed on arrival, by the 1st Deputy Prime Minister Henry Kajura, Minister for Works John Byabagambi, State Minister for Minerals Peter Lokeris, Chinese Ambassador Zao Yali, area MP’s and other senior central and local government officials.

Responding to a community demand that government establishes a ferry on Lake Albert to facilitate transport and business between Uganda and DR Congo, Works Minister John Byabagambi pledged to send a team to identify an appropriate location for the ferry.

Chinese Ambassador to Uganda Zao Yali pledged his Government’s readiness to continue working closely with Uganda Government to achieve more development projects.

Officials said this road will serve as evidence that the oil development will benefit local people even before the oil production commences.

The access road is from the escarpment top at Ikamiro with the elevation of 1056 meters above sea level, to Buhuka flat with an elevation of 650m above sea level.


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