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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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Ministry asks vehicle owners to register in person

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | New guidelines from the Ministry of Works and Transport will require that all vehicle owners submit their registration forms in person effective January 1, 2022. Last month, the Minister of Works and Transport took over the registration and licensing of all vehicles in Uganda from Uganda …

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Cabinet approves national transport and logistics policy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Cabinet has approved the National Transport and Logistics Policy 2021, by the Ministry of Works and Transport, which is an updated version of the draft National Transport Policy and Strategy of 2014. The 2014 policy and strategy had been overtaken by the new developments …

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Ministry of works unveils equipment for constructing roads in DR Congo

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Works and Transport has unveiled equipment secured from different countries to construct and upgrade three roads in the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. The road equipment including excavators, tractors, rollers, vehicles for monitoring, trucks and containers installed with office, accommodation and health facilities …

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