The railway venture is part of the Northern Corridor Integration Projects that begin from Mombasa through Nairobi, to Kampala, Kigali and Juba. The multi-billion-dollar railway line conceived under the East African Community was agreed upon in 2011 by the presidents of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Sudan.
Andrew Zirimenya, the Senior Engineer from the Ministry of Works says the ministry has already done an evaluation on some of the bridges that need repairing and also identified places where new bridges will be constructed.
According to General Katumba Wamala, the Ministry and Uganda National Roads Authority followed specific criteria in paving roads and overtime, the coverage will be enhanced. He says some of the technical reasons behind paving the roads include; roads critical to support agriculture, tourism, oil and gas, minerals and other economic activities.
In the report, Auditor General John Muwanga noted that although the Ministry budgeted to spend 2.7 billion Shillings to support computerized driving permit, only 2.3 billion Shillings was released but the Ministry never utilized the funds fully.