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Moroto-Lokitanyala road to boost regional integration

Kampala, Uganda | Ian Katusiime | The upgrading of the 42km Moroto-Lokitanyala road from gravel to bituminous standard has been billed as a boon for regional integration. The road from Moroto town skirting deep into Karamoja up to the Uganda Kenya border has been hailed as a timely intervention for boosting …

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Theft of materials slowing progress on critical oil roads – Kagina

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The massive theft of road construction materials is slowing progress on the oil roads in the Albertine graben, according to the Executive Director of the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA, Allen Kagina. The earmarked oil roads measure 97 kilometres in Hoima, Buliisa, Masindi and Kikuube districts. …

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UNRA to spend Shs122bn on Kampala-Expressway maintenance

  Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) will spend Shs122billion on operations and maintenance of the Kampala Entebbe Expressway, the roads agency revealed at its annual performance briefing on Sept. 9 at its offices in Kyambogo, Kampala. The Operation and Maintenance service provider commenced work in …

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Manufacturers applaud UNRA on Kampala – Jinja road works

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Manufacturers, led by Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda have applauded the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) on commencing the long-awaited maintenance works on the Kampala–Jinja highway. Starting at the famed Coca-Cola Namanve and Kigunga sections, the 72km road maintenance works will restore severely distressed parts …

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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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