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Minister Katumba Wamala commissions new Buvuma ferry

Buvuma, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Residents of Buvuma district could not hide their joy as the government commissioned a new ferry on Friday. The ferry is expected to make transport easier to residents and the business community who are mainly farmers and produce traders.  Gen. Katumba Wamala, the Minister for Works …

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Heavy rains cost UNRA UGX 44 Bn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Heavy rains that ravaged the country for much of last year have cost Uganda National Roads Authority -UNRA Shillings 44 billion. The country received more than normal rainfall that started in August 2019 and only eased off in January 2020. According to Joseph Otim, the …

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UNRA starts repairs on Kyapa-Kasensero road

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA to start emergency repairs on the Kyapa-Kasensero road. The 30 kilometres road which connects Kasensero town council and the landing site from Kakuuto trading centre in Kyotera district has since August last year been in a sorry state following the …

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Works Ministry conducting study on unit cost for roads

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Ministry of Works and Transport is conducting a study on the unit cost for the construction of roads in the country. The study follows concerns on the high cost of road construction currently estimated at 3.1 billion Shillings. The Ministry of Works estimates show …

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UNRA to start repairs on Fort Portal- Bundibugyo road

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Roads Authority –UNRA has promised a swift repair of the cracks along Fort Portal – Bundibugyo road in Bundibugyo district. Huge cracks developed at Mairo Kamuga Village near Bubukwanga trading center on Tuesday following a heavy downpour, which also destroyed six bridges …

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UNRA returns UGX 3bn to treasury

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA returned 3.4 billion shillings to the consolidated fund at the end of the 2018/2019 financial year. UNRA head of finance and Accounts, Kwesiga Brazza explains that the authority failed to spend 3.4 billion shillings due to failure to recruit new …

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MPs grill Kagina over UGX 430bn spent on contingent liabilities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Roads Authority- UNRA Executive Director, Allen Kagina has been tasked to explain why the body spent 430 billion shillings on contingent liabilities in 2017/2018 financial year. The Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises-COSASE highlighted the audit query among the …

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UNRA finally awards Ugx 547Bn Mpigi expressway contract

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation and China Railway 19th Bureau Group (U) Ltd have won the bid to construct the 23.7-kilometer Mpigi Expressway through a joint venture. Mark Ssali, the Communications Officer Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA disclosed this to URN on Thursday. “The contract has …

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Whistleblower raises red flag on UNRA recruitments

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A whistleblower has petitioned Parliament’s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) over anomalies in the recruitment of staff at the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA). The Whistleblower alleges that the process is unfair and discriminative. Committee Chairperson Mubarak Munyagwa says that his …

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