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Wakiso locals offer free land for roadworks

Wakiso, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Residents of Nakawuka, Kasanje and Kisubi in Wakiso district have offered free land to government to upgrade the road stretching from Mpigi to Nateete in Kampala to tarmac. The locals contend that the road whose traffic is ever heavy, slows development of their areas …

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SGS records UGX 74Bn loss

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Societe Generale de Surveillance (SGS) the company contracted to conduct the mandatory vehicle inspection has reported a loss of 74 Billion Shillings. The loss was incurred when the company’s activities were suspended by Parliament in 2017.  According to a letter seen by Uganda Radio …

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Museveni makes case for road projects outside Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said that the proposal to construct roads in countries out of Uganda is meant to boost trade that can enable Uganda to get resources. He was speaking during the 58th Independence Day celebrations held at State House Entebbe. MPs and …

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ANT leaders condemn Uganda spending Sh200b on DRC roads

Kasese, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) leaders have condemned Uganda government’s plan to fund construction of roads in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Ethiopia. On Monday this week, the State minister in charge of planning David Bahati appeared before the budget committee …

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Road construction in DRC to boost trade – Minister Wamala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has plans to construct more roads in neighboring countries as a means to boost trade. This was revealed by the Minister for Works General Katumba Wamala who was addressing journalists at the government media centre on Tuesday on the proposal that will see Uganda …

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Buganda and Ankole have the best roads- report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The status of Uganda’s roads report as of June 30, 2020 has been submitted to Parliament and Lango with Karamoja sub-regions come off worst in the number of paved road kilometres. Members of parliament have been relentlessly questioning the criteria followed by the executive …

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Gov’t to operationalise boda boda free zone in November

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has extended deadline for operationalization of the boda boda free zone in Kampala to November 1st. The boda boda free zone will run along the boundaries of Wampewo roundabout- Jinja road to Kitgum house junction – Access road – Mukwano road to …

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Buvuma leaders plead with UNRA to tarmac road to landing site

Buvuma, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Buvuma have asked the Uganda National Roads Authority- UNRA to tarmac roads in the district. The roads which connect to the islands are dusty and filled with many potholes. The leaders cite the 40-kilometre road from the docking site at Kirongo to …

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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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