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Fort Portal-Kamwenge road residents sensitised on social safeguards issues

10 May 2016
Fort Portal-Kamwenge road residents sensitised on social safeguards issues

UNRA Environment and Social Safeguards team is currently on a sensitization and awareness exercise among the community affected by the ongoing Fort Portal-Kamwenge road works. Speaking to the community, Enid...

Rukungiri, Kanungu locals sensitized ahead of road works.

11 May 2016
Rukungiri, Kanungu locals sensitized ahead of road works.

UNRA’s land acquisition team is currently camped in Rukungiri and Kanungu districts to kick off the process of compensation ahead of civil works on the Rukungiri-Kihihi-Ishasha/Kanungu road. The team is...

Verification and disclosure along Masaka-Bukakata road kicks off.

11 May 2016
Verification and disclosure along Masaka-Bukakata road kicks off.

The verification and disclosure exercise for persons affected by the upcoming upgrade of the Masaka-Bukakata road (41km) is in progress. The exercise that commenced early this month has seen 680...

Executive Director engages online audience

11 May 2016
Executive Director engages online audience

The Executive Director Mrs. Allen Kagina held the Ugandan public and stakeholders in an interactive online question and answer session. The activity coincides with her one year anniversary as UNRA’s...

UNRA Intervenes at Kaloke

11 May 2016
UNRA Intervenes at Kaloke

UNRA has intervened to restore a cut-off road at Kaloke in Semuto after the torrential rains cut link for motorists between Semuto and Namayuba. The heavy rains that increased water...

UNRA kicks off compensation of affected persons on Mukono-Katosi road

11 May 2016
UNRA kicks off compensation of affected persons on Mukono-Katosi road

Project Affected Persons (PAPs) along the Mukono-Katosi-Nyenga road will soon have their compensation related matters sorted once and for all. This will be made possible with the commencement of the...

NGO firm calls for citizen involvement in road projects

11 May 2016
NGO firm calls for citizen involvement in road projects

Friends of Roads Uganda Project (FoR-U), an NGO concerned with citizen involvement and participation in the monitoring of the roads has asked UNRA to ensure active participation of Ugandans in...

Reconstruction of Aswa Bridge kicks off

11 May 2016

The reconstruction of Achwa (Aswa) bridge has kicked off starting a journey that is expected to be complete in the next 12 months. The new reinforced concrete bridge will be...

UNRA gets tough on social and environmental safeguards on road projects

17 May 2016
UNRA gets tough on social and environmental safeguards on road projects

At the Uganda National Roads Authority, environmental and social safeguards issues have jumped to the front of the queue of the boxes we must tick for every road project we...

UNRA meets Buvuma community ahead of Kiyindi ferry repairs

23 May 2016
UNRA meets Buvuma community ahead of Kiyindi ferry repairs

UNRA meets Buvuma community ahead of Kiyindi ferry repairs 20 May 2016. The Kiyindi ferry connecting Kampala, Jinja and Buvuma islands will be interrupted in its routine operation starting Monday...

UNRA undertakes work on 50 year old Mukono-Kayunga road

30 May 2016
UNRA undertakes work on 50 year old Mukono-Kayunga road

Constructed in the early 1960’s,Mukono - Kalagi - Kayunga &Bukoloto - Njeru road will by end of July next year, have a fresh look. On completion, the 92Km road now...

Moroto-Nakapiripirit road nears completion

31 May 2016
Moroto-Nakapiripirit road nears completion

The construction of the 93.3km Moroto-Nakapiripirit road that commenced in 2013 is substantially complete with 99% of physical works progress and now under defects liability period. Comp Eng. Ronald Olaki,...

E.D UNRA FLAGS OFF 16 NEW WATER BOWSERS

08 June 2016
E.D UNRA FLAGS OFF 16 NEW WATER BOWSERS

The executive director Uganda National Road’s Authority (UNRA) Ms. Allen Kagina this week flagged off 16 water bowsers to various stations across the country. Ms.Kagina dispatched off water bowsers that...

UNRA meets Buliisa, Nebbi community over ferry repairs.

17 June 2016
UNRA meets Buliisa, Nebbi community over ferry repairs.

The Panyimur-Wanseko ferry along the Albert Nile connecting the districts of Buliisa and Nebbi is to undergo repairs starting next week for 10 days. In line with the new way...

Mrs. Kagina addressing the transporters today at UNRA offices Kyambogo

15 July 2016
Mrs. Kagina addressing the transporters today at UNRA offices Kyambogo

The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Executive Director Mrs. Allen Kagina with her senior management team held an interaction with the transporters fraternity in the country. The meeting intended to...

Patrick Kamanda the Environment Specialist making a presentation during_ the meeting with the Utility companies.

15 July 2016
Patrick Kamanda the Environment Specialist making a presentation during_ the meeting with the Utility companies.

Uganda National Roads Authority together with utility companies has had a consultative meeting to harmonize and streamline the tree planting exercise along the boundaries of road reserves.  Eng. Isaac Wani,...

Infrastructure services such as transport, housing, water and sanitation, communications and
energy are crucial inputs for socio-economic development of a country. They constitute the
threshold for sustained growth in all sectors, and provide most of the necessary amenities for
supporting higher living standards. Presently, only a small proportion of the population, mostly in
urban areas, enjoys an adequate level of infrastructure services. To the majority in rural areas,
services are either inaccessible or unavailable.

However, Uganda has been a major attraction of bilateral and multilateral donor funding. Because
of this, a good portion of the infrastructure has been rehabilitated. The government has managed
to rehabilitate most of the roads, airfields, and has gazetted industrial sites such as Namanve.
Basic infrastructure like trunk and rural feeder roads, water and sanitation services, and the
communications network have generally been provided.

The government of Uganda, since 1997 has been carrying out an ambitious reform programme of
public enterprises. Economic growth was sustained through increased private investment and
more efficient resource allocation, stimulated by liberalization of the economy. Uganda has been
lowering tariff and non-tariff barriers to regional trade, removed all restrictions on international
capital transactions, and about two thirds of Uganda’s public enterprises were privatized in the
past decade.

In the telecommunications sector, two aspects of reform were used; privatization and
competition. In August 1997, Parliament passed the Uganda Communications Act, which
provided the legal framework for introduction of competition in the telecommunications sector
and Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) is now privatized. In addition, reforms in the power sector,
aviation services, railways, water and other public enterprises are ongoing.
The government policy in the Infrastructure Sector aims at promoting cheaper, efficient and
reliable transport and communications services. To achieve these objectives, the government is
encouraging private sector participation through privatization and direct private investment.

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