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Road Fund releases sh46bn for maintenance

By Billy Rwothungeyo

Added 21st January 2016 09:54 PM

KCCA received sh4,754,217,994 and sh1,562,001,975 in the first and second quarters respectively

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KCCA received sh4,754,217,994 and sh1,562,001,975 in the first and second quarters respectively

The Uganda Road Fund (URF) has released sh46,100,180,131 for the routine and periodic maintenance of public roads in designated agencies in the third quarter of FY 2015/16.


The lion’s share of this money goes to the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), which has received sh28,727,575,860. Sh17,372, 604, 271 went to the District Urban Community Access Roads (DUCAR).


The cash limit for the third quarter reflects 11.4% of URF annual roads maintenance budget sh409,446,130,957 for FY 2015/16.


UNRA received sh71,231,345,513 and sh95,000,000,000 in the first and second quarters respectively from the Uganda Road Fund.

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) received sh4,754,217,994 and sh1,562,001,975 in the first and second quarters respectively.


The districts received sh11,762,359,738, and sh3,864,532,331 in the first and second quarters respectively, with municipalities receiving sh5,128,854,787 and sh1,685,089,182 in the same period. The town councils received sh5,089,002,723 and sh1,671,995,755 during the same period.


Currently the total release to Road Fund amounts to 64.0% of the total budget. The enactment of the Uganda Road Fund Act led to the birth of Uganda Road Fund (URF) in 2008.


The fund is mandated to provide adequate and stable financing for maintenance of the 80,000Km public roads in Uganda. 21,000km of these roads are under the docket of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), 22,500km under districts. 4,500km urban roads are under municipalities while 30,000km community access roads (CARs).

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