Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Wednesday handed over to Government of Uganda the newly upgraded roads in Gulu central business district.
The shillings 66-billion-shilling road project was handed over by the Japanese deputy head of mission to Uganda, Mr Mizumoto Horii at a ceremony held along Gulu Avenue in Gulu town.
The 6.064-kilometre road stretch cover 18 streets in the heart of Gulu town.
Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala, the minister of state for works who represented the government asked Gulu Municipal council to make sure the roads are maintained.
Mayor Gulu Municipality George Labeja took advantage of the occasion to lambaste people he termed as saboteurs who attempted to sabotage the project.
During the height of the project, a group of landlords and property owners went to court in an attempt to block the project saying they were not consulted during the initial stages of designing the roads, claiming it were narrow.