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Ministry of Works starts repairs on damaged bridges in Kasese

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Works and Transport has started rehabilitating bridges in Kasese district that were destroyed by floods. Several bridges were damaged by floods which ravaged the district in May. The destruction has since paralyzed transport and affected social services. Andrew Zirimenya, the senior …

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MV Kalangala to resume operations end of August

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Works has said that MV Kalangala will resume operations by end of this month when renovation works at the Nakiwogo and Lutoboka docking piers are completed. MV Kalangala that plies the Entebbe – Kalangala route suspended its operations in February this year …

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MPs summon Attorney General over vehicle inspection contract

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Physical infrastructure committee of Parliament has summoned the Attorney General, William Byaruhanga to appear before the committee and present government’s position on the inspection of motor vehicles. This is after the committee chaired by Robert Kafeero Ssekitoleko adjourned the meeting with the Public …

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MPs want gov’t to resolve SGS contract saga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have asked the government to expedite resolving the SGS contract saga. In March 2015, Societe Generale De Surveillance (SGS) signed a 12.5-million-dollar contract with the government to carry out routine vehicle inspection to keep off the road vehicles in poor mechanical condition. …

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President Museveni advises taxi drivers to form apex body

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has directed taxi associations in the country to form one apex body for proper management and regulation. According to State Minister for Kampala Benny Namugwanya, the president is concerned that the numerous splinter groups and associations of taxi drivers and operators …

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Works Ministry hands over Katuna one-stop border post to URA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Works has handed over the newly constructed one-stop border post administration block at Katuna to Uganda Revenue Authority. The 10 billion Shillings block which was constructed by Amugoli General Enterprises Limited will host the URA offices, border security teams, a health …

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10,000 taxis cleared to operate in Kampala

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 10,000 taxis have been cleared to operate in greater Kampala Metropolitan area. Kampala Capital City Authority- KCCA has registered and issued route numbers to 13,301 taxis but 10,501 taxis so far have route charts and are allowed on the road. This means …

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60 taxis impounded over lack of route charts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 60 taxis were impounded in Kampala on Thursday over lack of route charts. The drivers were found loading passengers at gazetted and non-gazetted parks yet they had not registered with Kampala Capital City Authority –KCCA and the Ministry of Works to secure …

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Lockdown affects supervision of buildings under construction

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Ministry of Works is unable to effectively enforce standards and quality of ongoing constructions due to the lockdown occasioned by the outbreak of COVID-19.  This is according to the State Minister for works Joy Kabatsi in a statement presented to Parliament on Thursday.  In …

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