Gov’t Yet To meet Monthly Target From Tolling The Kampala-Entebbe Expressway
By AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
The government is yet to meet its monthly collection target of shillings 7.8 billion from tolling the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway.
Uganda National Roads Authority only collected close to Shillings 20 billion as toll fees on the expressway between January 8, 2022, when tolling commenced, and July 31, 2022.
UNRA contracted the French firm Egis to collect the toll fees and maintain the road on behalf of the authority meant to service the US$350 million loan the government acquired from the Exim Bank of China to construct the 51.4-kilometer expressway.
Allan Ssempebwa, the communications officer at UNRA, says the ministry of finance is in charge of the loan repayment modalities since the toll fees are collected and deposited in the Consolidated Fund.