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Poor state of Fort Portal roads anger users

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Fort Portal are protesting the poor state of roads in the area. The roads have developed deep galleys, large potholes filled with stagnant water, are slippery and others have broken culverts. The most affected roads include Maguru – Itara road that measures …

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Entebbe Expressway security beefed up

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police has tightened security along the Entebbe Expressway following the assassination of two people on Friday morning. Melina Tumukunde and Joshua Ruhegyera Ntereho were gunned down at Nambigirwa Bridge towards Mpala in Katabi Town Council in the wee hours of Friday morning. Corporal Davis …

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KCCA to rehabilitate city roads

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority- KCCA is to start rehabilitating 46.7 km of roads in the city at an estimated USD 173 million (about UGX 646 billion provided by the African Development Bank. Procurement for the road works is expected to start in September this year. …

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IGAD signs MoU on Djibouti-Addis-Juba-Kampala corridor

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has wrapped up development studies of Djibouti-Juba-Addis-Kampala corridor after a two day meeting. After comprehensive deliberations, the four IGAD countries Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibout and South Sudan signed the MoU and pledged to finalise the associated documents within the next …

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Gov’t faulted over roads, hospital pledges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliament Committee on Government Assurance has faulted Government over its failure to fulfill pledges on roads and hospital construction. According to the Report of the Parliamentary committee on Government Assurances, although Government pledged to work on several roads in the country since 2011, it …

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Finance accused of hijacking Road Fund mandate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Road Fund (URF) has accused the Ministry of Finance of hijacking its mandate by directly appropriating funds for road maintenance. The Uganda Road Fund Act, 2008 gives URF the mandate to finance road maintenance of public roads and related activities. It allocates …

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Roads deadlier than guns in Libya

Tripoli, Libya | AFP | Roads in conflict-riddled Libya, where petrol is cheaper than mineral water, rank among the deadliest in the world. Disregard for traffic rules, a dilapidated infrastructure and cars that fail to meet safety standards combine to make road accidents in Libya more lethal than incidents involving …

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KCCA lists 39 roads for upgrading

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has earmarked 39 roads for upgrading. The city authority says that several roads and drainage channels were designed and land for their development identified and marked using pegs. These roads will be constructed as soon as KCCA secures funds …

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