Monday , September 21 2020
Home / Tag Archives: Uganda road fund

Tag Archives: Uganda road fund

MPs approve special budget to fix roads affected by heavy rains

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The budget committee of Parliament has approved a request to allocate 168 billion Shillings for the maintenance of roads that were affected by the 2019 heavy rains, across the country.  The funds will be provided for in the financial year 2020/2021. Uganda received heavy …

Read More »

Road user satisfaction improves across Uganda – Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Road users’ satisfaction has improved across Uganda, according to the 2019 National Road Users’ Satisfaction Survey findings released this morning by the Uganda Road Fund. The National Survey gauged the satisfaction of road users in terms of road width, their safety, signage, markings, availability of …

Read More »

KCCA secures new road maintenance equipment

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has procured new equipment for routine and periodical maintenance of city roads. The equipment purchased includes five jumper compactors, five asphalt pavement cutters, three pedestrian rollers, five tractors with trailers and a road marking machine which is still in transit. …

Read More »

Road fund boss raps gov’t over low funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eng. Micheal Odongo, the executive director Uganda Road Fund-URF has expressed concern about the funds allocated to the fund and failure by government to ope-rationalize alternative income sources for the fund. Addressing journalists at Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA on Thursday, Odongo said their budget was …

Read More »

MPs oppose plan by ministry of finance to hijack road fund mandate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the physical committee have rejected a move by the Ministry of Finance to directly appropriate road maintenance funds to implementing agencies. This is after the minister for finance, Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Treasury failed to appear on Thursday …

Read More »

Ministry of 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 …

Read More »

MPs want regional consultations on roads bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the committee of physical infrastructure have called for regional public hearings on the Roads Bill 2018. The objective of the bill among other things seeks to expand road reserves from the current 15 meters to 40 meters on both sides of …

Read More »

Uganda Road Fund decries under funding

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Officials from Uganda Road Fund have decried inadequate funds allocated for routine road maintenance. The Uganda Road Fund (URF) was established by an Act of Parliament and started operations in 2010 as a Second Generation fund. Its objective is to finance routine and periodic …

Read More »