Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni surprised residents of Kyeirumba village in Isingiro District,Uganda after he stopped his entourage and made a phone call by the roadside.

Museveni,who had just attended the World Population Day commemoration,sat on a chair and spoke on the phone for close to 30 minutes as he acknowledged cheers from the residents with his trademark thumb sign.

He asked his security not to block traffic as he made the call.

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni makes a call by the roadside in Kyeirumba village, July 11, 2016. /COURTESY

The residents later lauded  Museveni for tarmacking the 74km road that links Uganda to Tanzania through Kikagati in Isingiro district.

The road was constructed at a cost of USh178 billion.