HC Deb 26 November 1928 vol 223 cc8-9

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether seeing that communication by road is not possible between Uganda and the Sudan, it is proposed to construct a road usable by modern transport; has a route been planned; what is the distance; what will be the estimated cost; and to what extent will bridging be required.


A motor road already exists through Uganda to the Sudan via Soroti, Lira, Kitgum, and Ikoto to Mongalla and Rejaf. I understand that a motor service is in operation along this route, although from Lira to the Sudan frontier at Ikoto, a distance of about 110 miles, the road is at present suitable for light vehicles only, and traffic is liable to interruption in the wet season. As regards the position on the Sudan side of the boundary, a question should be addressed to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.