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Government Releases Shs90b for Road Upgrade in Cities

By Melanie Aanyu,

The Uganda Road Fund (URF) has released more than Shs91b to maintain roads in cities, local governments, municipalities and town councils across the country.

The URF executive director, Dr Andrew Naimanye, made the announcement to all accounting officers in a June 2 letter.
The funds have been obtained from the Shs1.4 trillion supplementary budget, which the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Mr Ramathan Ggoobi, released on May 30.

It is the last release of the fourth quarter for this financial year. The new financial year starts on July 1 .

Dr Naimanye asked the accounting officers to implement some of the pending works under their financial year 2021/2022 road maintenance plan.

According to the letter, the Uganda National Roads Authority (Unra) took the lion’s share of Shs70b, followed by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) with Shs9b.

The letter further shows that Shs4.9b has been released to 135 districts, including their town councils, Shs2.3b to cities and Shs4.8b to 31 municipalities.

However, Dr Naimanye said no funds have been released to the sub-counties due to the aforementioned budgetary constraints as previously communicated.