One of the roads that have been queried includes the four-lane highway Kampala-Entebbe Expressway, which was cost up to USD 9.3 million per kilometre. The 51-kilometer road, whose total cost is calculated at 1.7 trillion Shillings, has been highlighted as the costliest road project among low to middle-income countries.
Teddy Nakato, a dealer in sweet plantain says she was forced to offload the bananas from two trucks and transport it using small boats. Nakato expresses distress for hiring trucks, which are now stranded at the island. This means she will have to pay the truck owner for extra days they will have to spend at the island without working. She pays about Shillings 250, 000 for three days.
The vessel is assembled by the Southern Engineering Co. Ltd-SECO, a marine and offshore engineering company based in Kenya to replace the old ferry which has been reportedly breaking down often, condemning residents to the use of canoes and cargo boats for transport.
Charles Aisu, the LC 3 Chairperson, Busamuzi Sub County, said the population in Buvuma district has grown big, arguing that a ferry that makes three routes a day with a capacity of 120 passengers is no longer enough for them.
Residents use the 12.2-kilometer road to transport their agricultural produce from Nyarusiza Sub County to Kisoro town. The road is also used by tourists to Muhabuura Volcano and to Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
The pre-qualification bids opened at UNRA head offices in the Nakawa will now be evaluated in order to assess the competency and credit worthiness of the consortiums. This process according to UNRA, Executive Director Allen Kagina will take about two months and the tendering process is expected to be completed by end of next year.
Uganda National Roads Authority UNRA has signed a new contract with Dott Services Limited to continue with the construction works of Nakalama-Tirinyi Mbale Road. The road reconstruction works are estimated to last for 22 months and will kick-off in two weeks time, according to the contract signed on March 23, 2018.
Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA Director for Engineering Andrew Kitaka has said construction of the first lot of Kampala flyover is expected to start in June this year. Kitaka says Uganda National Roads Authority UNRA which will oversee the construction is now evaluating bids. According to UNRA timeline, contract signing with tender winners is expected to take place in May this year.
Uganda National Road Authority UNRA has temporarily closed Namasale Zengebe ferry route on Lake Kyoga after all the two ferries operating on this route broke down. Mark Ssali, UNRAs Director for Communication says MV Kyoga I vessel first broke down two weeks ago before the new MV Kyoga II broke down on Wednesday.