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Police clears UNRA night repairs on Jinja highway

Traffic police has cleared the Uganda National Roads Authority (Unra) to proceed with road repairs on the Jinja highway. 

Unra spokesperson, Mark Ssali, said the road repairs will start from Spears Motors junction in Nakawa Division in Kampala to Mukono municipality. Ssali said the 3.5km stretch will cost Shs 13.5 billion and the contract was awarded to Energo Project.

The project is expected to be completed in about nine months’ time. Unra said the scope will include repairing the pavement and laying crushed stones. The public has been complaining about potholes in the middle of the road and deep trenches dug by running water.

Kampala Metropolitan traffic police commander Norman Musiinga, said road repairs will be strictly done from 11 pm to 5 am. Musinga said there shall be road diversion at some points especially for vehicles coming from Jinja to Kampala.

The vehicles will be diverted to Bweyogerere-Namanve Industrial road. Police and Unra called upon the public to comply with the issued traffic guidelines. 

Ssali also explained that the New Nile Bridge that was being reworked on following the peeling off of waterproof surface that happened four months after its commissioning is complete. 

Unra also insisted that there several road projects that have been given to local contractors and therefore there should be no complaints about contracts being awarded to foreign companies. 


+2 #1 WADADA roger 2019-07-12 10:41
I hear Police clears, did they have an option, these days Uganda Police only receives orders, they cant use their sense of judgment to do anything
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+1 #2 kabayekka 2019-07-12 12:23
Dodgy agency. After China investors realizing that this country is picking up too much debt, it has stopped providing service to work on road projects despite the present huge subsidy they have been receiving.

That is why this Uganda road agency is giving the local contractors the opportunity to work. Well then the URA should be on the lookout so that these local rich companies pay tax accordingly as any other local business entity.
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+2 #3 MR 2019-07-12 15:28
Police clearance?!! Uganda is now a police state?

I hope they are able to complete the works in the nine months. But local contractors should be awarded the big deals not just leveling muram roads.
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0 #4 Akot 2019-07-14 19:46
kabayekka, agreed, but,

As long as corrupt, killer, war mongering Museveni is on, there is no what any thing pssitive will come out!

Millions given for development of N.Uganda disapeared & Mbabazi was never brought to acccount, Museveni only got rid of him & continued getting donations!

EU gave millions for Soroti-Gulu rails, what is the situation now?

Museveni gets 30% of millions given by UN/EU for refugees in Uganda: what does the dictator do with it, as the money is supposed to go fore development of locals in areas refugees are settled?

Too much money given to Museveni who already has tax money as his pocket money, yet he asks for more form foreigne countries who are not aware the demon doesn't develop Uganda but is so so rich, yet there are no social services in the country!
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0 #5 Akot 2019-07-14 19:53
MR, agreed, but,

Only when Museveni is OUT, will there be a beginging of anything, starting with putting in place the kind of governance Ugandans want!

Until then, Museveni will go on, those in posts will do as they please to please the only ruler who has already won next fake election!

Tribal leasers standing down & UNITY will throw Museveni out, then & only then, will there be a beginning of any thing at all!

Ugandans MUST surely know that as long as they maintain the tribalistic system, no outsider will ever say a word aginst Museveni!

Not to forget that it's Ugandans who harass, block, arrest, jail one another to keep Museveni safe & unopposed, in post!
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