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Nakiwogo-Buwaya ferry to suspend operations for maintenance

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA says the Nakiwogo-Buwaya ferry will not work on September 25-26, in order to undergo mandatory maintenance. UNRA says the exercise aims at enhancing the ferry’s service reliability and safety. In its absence, the agency advises the public to travel by road …

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Motorists protest poor state of roads in Teso

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The poor state of road network across Teso sub-region has angered motorists, who are now protesting against the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA. The roads troubling motorists include Soroti-Amuria-Kapelebyong, Soroti-Serere-Kagwara, Old Mbale road, Ngora road, Kalaki-Kaberamaido road, Lwala-Kaberamaido road, Bukedea-Kolir road, Kumi-Ongino-Malera road and Mukongora-Ngora road. …

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Theft of materials slowing progress on critical oil roads – Kagina

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The massive theft of road construction materials is slowing progress on the oil roads in the Albertine graben, according to the Executive Director of the Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA, Allen Kagina. The earmarked oil roads measure 97 kilometres in Hoima, Buliisa, Masindi and Kikuube districts. …

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UNRA to spend Shs122bn on Kampala-Expressway maintenance

  Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) will spend Shs122billion on operations and maintenance of the Kampala Entebbe Expressway, the roads agency revealed at its annual performance briefing on Sept. 9 at its offices in Kyambogo, Kampala. The Operation and Maintenance service provider commenced work in …

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Tumushabe: Rationalization of agencies will not work

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The planned rationalization of Uganda’s Public Sector Agencies will not bear much fruit unless the president’s powers to create units under his office, are trimmed, according to experts. The government has for the last three years been toying with the idea of reducing the …

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Lango MPs concerned about delayed construction of Apac-Lira road

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of the Lango Parliamentary Group have given a one-month ultimatum to the contractor of the Apac-Lira-Puranga road to start construction. During a site visit on Wednesday, the MPs were concerned that the contractor Gulsan Construction Company had not started construction works. The 100.1km road …

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Transport paralyzed as Kazinga channel ferry breaks down

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Transport between Mbarara and Kasese district is paralysed following the breakdown of the ferry operating at Kazinga Channel bridge. The ferry is now docked in Rubirizi district. Towards the end of June this year, Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA started providing ferry services across Kazinga channel …

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Manufacturers applaud UNRA on Kampala – Jinja road works

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Manufacturers, led by Coca-Cola Beverages Africa in Uganda have applauded the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) on commencing the long-awaited maintenance works on the Kampala–Jinja highway. Starting at the famed Coca-Cola Namanve and Kigunga sections, the 72km road maintenance works will restore severely distressed parts …

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