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UNRA starts clearing floating vegetation at Pakwach bridge

Pakwach, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has started clearing the floating vegetation that is threatening the Pakwach Bridge on River Nile. Over the past few months, a massive cluster of floating papyrus vegetation has accumulated near the bridge posing a threat to the structure that …

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Internal auditors partner with UNRA to plant 5000 trees

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Institute of Internal Auditors of Uganda (IIA-U) has commenced a partnership with the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) to plant up to 5,000 trees as part of a contribution to environmental conservation. The project was launched with an event where IIA leaders and UNRA …

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Parliament demands statement on Karuma Bridge

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have asked government to provide the likely implications of restricted access to Karuma bridge, which has been found to be compromised. The bridge over River Nile, which connects the North and West Nile to the rest of the country, was found to …

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Move to mainstream UNRA to Works Ministry rejected

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has rejected a move to have the Uganda National Road Fund (UNRA) mainstreamed back to the Ministry of Works and Transport. This followed a vote by the legislators against a bill, the Uganda National Roads Authority (Repeal) Bill, 2024 thought sought to have the …

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Parliament delays allocation of Shs200 billion for UNRA staff

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has rejected and re-allocated Shs200 billion budgeted to compensate Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) staff that will be affected by rationalisation. The funds have now been earmarked for debt repayment. This decision came amidst deliberations led by Dan Atwijukire, the Chairperson of the Committee …

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House set to process 9 key Govt bills this week

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government is scheduled to table nine new Bills in Parliament effective January 13, 2024, with the long-awaited Rationalisation of Government and Public Expenditure top on the list. Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja and Head of Government Business in Parliament says the proposed Bills include …

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Uganda losing sh2Billion daily to unpaid UNRA contractors

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The latest Auditor General’s report for financial year 2022/2023 has revealed a daily loss of sh2.2 billion , paid in form of interest charges on delayed payment to project contractors. The audit report presented to Parliament this week by Auditor General, John Muwanga, indicates …

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UNRA ordered to pay Sh31.4b for damages to Parambot Breweries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court decision ordering the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA to pay sh31.4 billion  to Parambot Breweries and Distillers for damages caused to their premises and equipment during the construction of Gayaza-Zirobwe road in 2012. In a unanimous …

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