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UNRA’s Northern Bypass problem

Why the 21km dual lane highway could still need more time despite a June 2021 target for completion Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) managers are still grappling with the usual problems of road construction like land acquisition, stubborn contractors and bad weather but the …

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UNRA wants operation fika saalama for expressways

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Ugandans do not know how to use expressways, and dual carriageway, implying that it will take a lot for the country to rip the benefits of the huge investment in such infrastructure projects. Several motorists drive from points where they are not supposed to, causing …

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UNRA celebrates half year, but laments delays, COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has said like all sectors, the COVID-19 pandemic greatly affected their ability to achieve set targets. “Several of UNRA’s activities such as road construction were affected by the lockdown and partial lockdown during the period,” said Allen Kagina, the UNRA …

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Gov’t will not compensate Nalongo for Centenary park land – KCCA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority – KCCA has made it clear they will not compensate Nalongo Estates Company for land that Uganda National Roads Authority – UNRA took over at Centenary Park. Sarah Kizito, the managing director of Nalongo Estates Company says they entered a Memorandum …

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Katosi road scam: Six ordered to refund UNRA UGX 20 Billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As Diamond Trust Bank of Kenya and Uganda are still gasping from the hefty 120 billion shillings order by Justice Henry Peter Adonyo to pay businessman Ham Kiggundu now under appeal, the Head of the High Court Commercial Division has sent the heads of six …

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Acholi leaders decry poor funding to roads sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in the Acholi sub-region have asked for increased funding to the road sector. Due to inadequate funding, several roads in the region remain in a poor state which has affected service delivery. Douglas Okello Peter, the LCV chairperson Omoro district says currently, the district …

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FUNRA begins repair of damaged Kabale-Kisoro road

Kabale, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda National Roads Authority- UNRA has started repairing a section of the Kabale-Kisoro road in Hamurwa sub-county, Rubanda district. The section at Hakagyezi which measures half a kilometre caused a public uproar after the users accused UNRA of keeping a deaf ear about the …

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Floodwaters threaten ferry services at Laropi landing site

Moyo, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Ferry services between Laropi in Moyo and Umi in Adjumani districts are threatened by increasing water levels, which have since submerged the docking piers and Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA offices adjacent to the landing site.  Several passengers travelling from Adjumani to Moyo were reportedly stranded …

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Residents forced to repair impassable Amuria road

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The sorry state of the 110 kilometre Soroti–Kotido road has compelled residents of Amuria district to use hand hoes to fix it. The road is the only link between Soroti, Amuria, Kotido, Kabong and Napak districts. The road has been impassable for the past …

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