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UNRA starts repairs on Kyapa-Kasensero road

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA to start emergency repairs on the Kyapa-Kasensero road. The 30 kilometres road which connects Kasensero town council and the landing site from Kakuuto trading centre in Kyotera district has since August last year been in a sorry state following the …

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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 …

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Works Ministry conducting study on unit cost for roads

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Ministry of Works and Transport is conducting a study on the unit cost for the construction of roads in the country. The study follows concerns on the high cost of road construction currently estimated at 3.1 billion Shillings. The Ministry of Works estimates show …

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MPs oppose tolling Entebbe Express Highway

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | A section of members of the Physical Infrastructure Committee want tolling on the Kampala- Entebbe Express Highway to start after the 2021 general elections. Uganda acquired US 350 Million Dollars (approximately 1.2 Trillion shillings) from the Exim Bank of China to construct the Kampala-Expressway. The …

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UNRA works overnight to restore Masaka Road

  Engineers Blame Masaka Road Defects to Poor Construction, Delayed Maintenance Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Engineers have pointed to poor construction and delayed maintenance as the likely causes of the defects being experienced on Masaka-Kampala highway barely six years after its reconstruction. The road caved in at Lwera …

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UNRA to clear road reserves in Kampala, Mukono and Entebbe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) will this Friday start an exercise to clear road reserves in the Kampala Metropolitan area. UNRA said in a statement, that the exercise follows a sustained period of engagement with the affected persons and will start with Kampala—Entebbe …

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Uganda’s War against Corruption

Accounting officers should be on the frontline To say that corruption is wide spread in our society is an understatement. It touches everything and everyone but the poor and marginalised have the most to lose since wealthier citizens can privately source the services that corruption denies all of us. For …

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UNRA clears moving papyrus at Ssezibwa bridge

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA has intervened to save Ssezibwa bridge from submerging. The bridge connects Kayunga to Mukono district. It is used by many travelers connecting to and from Jinja, Mukono and Kampala districts trying to avoid traffic jam along Kampala-Jinja highway. The route …

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Blocked waterway caused Pakwach floods

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Truck drivers and members of the business community have blamed floods that devastated Pakwach yesterday, on a blocked waterway on the road connecting Pakwach to Paraa.   A part of River Nile in Nwoya district burst its banks on Tuesday causing floods that paralyzed business and …

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