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Boda boda riders question gov’t efforts to organize industry

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Boda boda operators in Kampala have raised concern over the numerous government efforts to organize the industry, describing them as disorganized and uncoordinated. There have been several attempts to organize the boda boda operations by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA. In February 2022, the State Minister for …

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Shs100 billion needed to repair infrastructure in Mbale

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Works and Transport needs Shs100 billion to restore infrastructure damaged by floods in Mbale. This was revealed by the Minister of Works and Transport, Gen. Katumba Wamala during the plenary on Wednesday, 10 August 2022. Gen Katumba Wamala said flooding is a challenge …

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MPs task gov’t to procure road equipment for new districts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Physical Infrastructure Committee have tasked the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to provide funds to procure road maintenance equipment for the new districts. The committee recommends that the 60 billion Shillings that was allocated for the construction of …

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Parliament cancels illegal leases on Uganda Railways land

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament in its report from the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authority and State Enterprises (COSASE) has directed that leases on Uganda Railway Corporation (URC) land be cancelled. Presenting the report of the committee during the plenary on Wednesday, 13 April 2022, the Chairperson Joel Ssenyonyi said …

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Works ministry invests 560M in constructing Amolatar community road

Amolatar, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Works and Transport has launched the construction work on Kagga community road in Amolatar. The 20km road stretches from Kagga- Acengryeny to Ayamawele trading center, passing through the three swamps of Awonangiro, Aderolongo and Abalodyang.  This is one of the many community …

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PPDA regulations flouted in Entebbe Airport contract award

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) has discovered that procurement regulations in the award of the US$200 million contract for the expansion and upgrading of Entebbe International Airport were flouted. In 2014, Government through Ministry of Works and Transport contracted China …

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MPs decry poor state of roads in constituencies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have called on government to improve the road infrastructure in the country if road carnage is to reduce. The legislators were on Thursday debating a motion urging the government to bolster efforts geared at promoting road safety. The motion moved by Alex Ruhunda, …

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