Ongoing Road Projects in Kawempe/Lubaga Division

Project details

Project Details


Project Name:

Upgrading of 12 roads in Kawempe/Lubaga Division

Funding Agency:

Government of Uganda


M/s. Energoprojekt Niskogradnja

Supervision Consultant:

Prome Consultants Ltd.

Implementing Agency:

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)

Contract duration:

20 months

Original contract sum:

UGX.54,876,070,942 (VAT Inclusive of VAT)

Revised contract price:


Commencement date:

17th February 2018

Expected completion date:

17th December 2019

Overall physical progress:


Overall time progress:


Financial progress:



GoU approved funding towards the cost of upgrading and/or reconstruction of 12 roads in Kawempe/Lubaga Division (as broken down in (b) below), and totaling to 16.15km in length. The works consists of design updates, site clearance, drainage works, earthworks, pavement layers of gravel or crushed stone, bituminous layers and seals, and ancillary works including street lighting bases.

Implemented by KCCA, the contractor is M/s. Energoprojekt Niskogradnja, while the Supervision Consultant is Prome Consultants Ltd. The contract duration is 20 months, with commencement date of 17th February 2018, and expected completion date of 17th December 2019. Original contract price was UGX.54,876,070,942 (VAT inclusive), but this was revised to UGX.60,612,199,680.


Project roads with their respective lengths and progress to-date:



Length (km)

Physical Progress (%)


















Muganzi Awongererwa












Nakibinge - Bawalakata












Nalukolongo road and drainage works




Nalukolongo Box culvert








Overall physical progress was 87%, overall time progress was at 88%, while an advance payment of UGX 8,231,410,641 (15% of the original contract price) had been effected.


The major road works (tarmac and drainage channels) for projects like Mackay, Waligo, Sembera, Lungujja, Munaku, and Nalukolongo had been completed at the time of inspection. The contractor was finalizing with walkways on most of these projects. Earth works for the construction of walkways along Waligo road was ongoing at the time of the inspection as seen in the pictures below:

Non-Motorized Transport (NMT) Pilot Corridor

Project details

Project Details


Project Name:

NMT Pilot Corridor – 1.5km

Funding Agency:

Government of Uganda


M/s. Stirling

Implementing Agency:

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)

Contract duration:

15 months

Contract sum:

UGX.3.5 Bn

Commencement date:

June 2018

Expected completion date:

30th August 2019, revised to 30th November 2019

Overall physical progress:



The project is a design and build contract being undertaken by M/s. Stirling. It covers a distance of 1.5 km from Bakuli to Luwum Street. Although the initial concept was having an entire road designed as non-motorized, some sections of the road will be motorized. This is because there are already existing businesses, e.g. shops, and the owners would need vehicles to come close to their premises, e.g. delivery trucks.

Kampala Northern Bypass

The objective of the second phase of the project is to improve capacity by upgrading the 17.5km to a dual carriageway standard. This will relieve congestion, reduce travel time and vehicle operating costs as well as protect Kampala's city roads from heavy commercial traffic. The Capacity Improvement of the Northern Bypass project includes the following;
(i). Construction of an additional carriageway, approximately 17.5km long, to complete the dualisation of the Kampala Northern Bypass to a 4-lane dual carriageway road;
(ii). Construction of 3 new footbridges at km 10+380, km 14+020 and km 18+020;
(iii). Construction of 6 new grade separated interchanges at Sentema - km 2+900, Hoima road (km 5+350), Gayaza road (km 8+650), Bukoto - Kyebando road (km 10+750), Ntinda Road (km 13+250) and Naalya (km 16+900).


Project details

Project Details


Contract Title :

Capacity Improvement of the Kampala Northern Bypass

Project Funding:

European Union, European Investment Bank and GoU

Contracting Authority:

The National Authorising Officer for European Development, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development.


Ugandan National Roads Authority (UNRA)


Mota Engil Enginharia E Contrucao SA
Plot 4 Upper Kololo Terrace, P. O Box 8453, Kampala

Supervisor’s Representative:

COWI A/S, 2 Parallelvej, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby,  Denmark

Commencement Date:

14 July 2014

Contract Period:

36 Months (exclusive of 12 months Defects Liability Period)

Original Completion Date:

14 July 2017, revised to 31 December 2019

Contact Price:

Euro 67,394566.56 (excluding contingencies &VAT)

Est. Final Contract Price:

Euro 106,480,753 (Dec. 2019) + UGX.83,863,652,923


The overall physical progress compared to the revised scope of works and programme is calculated to be about 62.2% compared to the planned target of 65% at the end of July 2019. Financial progress achieved was at 61.3% against the planned target of 63.8% in the same time frame.


(i)Busega-Sentema-Hoima Sections
• Widening of ramp D for RHS shoulder and footway is completed to AC levels and concrete footpaths also completed;
• AC 20 surfacing to the shoulder from km 3+300 to 4+320 done, and concrete footpaths from km 0+020 to 1+090 also done;
• Tie in of the existing road and Entebbe Express with AC 20 was completed from km 0+660 to 1+080 RHS including overlay of the existing road surface with AC 20;
• Verge between the shoulder and footpaths completed to CRR from 0+020 to 1+090 RHS;
• The single seal applied on the shoulder near median drain of existing road completed from km 1+090 to 2+500;
• Traffic diverted to the LHS carriageway from Sentema to Hoima to enable the works of shoulder and footway on RHS.

(ii) Sentema Interchange Construction
• South approach road RHS completed to CRR level and tied to the roundabout circular lanes waiting priming;
• The roundabout carriageway on eastern side including the circular carriageways completed to DBM level;
• The circular carriageway on the roundabout western side completed to CRR level;
• The median reserve filled with murram and then CRR and completed to Single seal;
• Trimming of the embankment fill slopes on the ramps is in progress and completed on RHS and LHS on Hoima side;
• AC 20 laid on the western/east entire ramps including the bridge deck.
• The water way of the gutter kerbs on the ramps casted with concrete.

(iii) Hoima Road Interchange Construction
• Western and eastern ramps completed to CRR layer and in preparation for priming;
• The central ramps between the bridges completed to G15 level and ready for CRR layer;
• Tie in of the eastern ramp with the existing road completed to CRR level;
• Reinforcement steel bar fixing and concrete casting for the cast in-situ parapet walls completed;
• Reinforcement fixing and concrete casting for the approach slabs completed for four sides and remaining four blinding concrete casted;
• South approach road RHS completed to G15 level and CRR in progress including the LHS lanes, and the precast parapet wall erection is complete and grouted with epoxy.

(iv) Kyebando Interchange Construction
• RE wall backfill to the western side of the IC is in progress but given less priority;
• Slip road L2 except the one at inlet of ML29 completed to CRR levels and primed;
• The northern approach fully completed to CRR level and primed and awaiting DBM and AC surfacing layers;
• ML-29A box culvert 1st phase, and the road works for traffic diversion also completed;
• The service duct at km 11+040 1st phase completed, and the road works for traffic diversion also completed;
• The Kyebando footbridge completed and Contractor requested for handover to the Contracting Authority but pending approval of as-built drawings repair of expansion joints.

(v) Ntinda Interchange Construction
• The G7 fill embankment construction at SRL2 was in progress and stopped at the footing level of the RE wall;
• The gabion wall construction on SRR2 completed and the U-drainage channel constructed on RHS;
• The G7 fill embankment construction on SRR2 started on 8 July 2019 and is in progress with priority;
• The diversion construction completed, and traffic diverted as of 10th June 2019, which allowed commencement of foundation excavation forwall-1 of the IC Bridge on 21 June 2019 but stopped as of 9th July 2019 due to the encountered geotechnical condition different than considered in the design and called for additional investigation.



Kampala-Entebbe Expressway

Project details

Project Details


Project Name:

Design and Build of Kampala - Entebbe Expressway (49.56km)

Funding Agency:

Exim Bank of China (73.58%) and GoU (26.4%)


China Communications Construction Company Ltd

Supervision Consultant:

Beijing Expressway Supervision Company Ltd.

Original contract sum:

USD 476,000,000.00

Revised contract price:

USD 479,172,020.00 + UGX 8,397,444,464.11

Commencement date:

19th November 2012

Completion date:

18th November 2017, revised to 25th July 2019

Physical progress (Aug. 2019)

100% against planned target of 100%

Time progress:


Financial progress:

100% (479,172,020.00 + UGX 8,397,444,464.11)

Total amount paid to PAPs

UGX.297,559,147,064 against UGX.329,323,480,447

Number of PAPs paid:

4,500 against 4,600 approved.

Total land to be acquired:

773.87 Acres


The main project objective of the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway is to provide an efficient mass transit route between two vital cities (Kampala and Entebbe) in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA) region and decongest Kampala. The total length of the project is 49.56km and is being constructed using the design and build approach. Funded by Exim Bank of China and the Government of Uganda, the project commenced on 19th November 2012 and was expected to be complete by 18th November 2017, but this was revised to 16th November 2018, and again revised to 25th July 2019.

Scope of work
The project is comprised of the construction of a 4-lane dual carriageway with two major sections as detailed below;
(a). 36.94 km road connecting Kampala Northern Bypass at Busega to the existing Kampala-Entebbe road at Mpala; and
(b). 12.62 km road from Kajjansi to Munyonyo through Lweza. An interchange was built at Kajjansi for purposes of this connection.
The section from Busega to Mpala has a restricted access and is has adopted an expressway standard roadway width from 21.7m to 26.7m, with a design speed of 100km/h.

The section from Mpala to Kitooro (Entebbe), has been widened between 20.6m-22.1m with a design speed of 80km/h, while the section from Kitooro to the Airport Gate is throughway standard with a roadway width 20.6m - 22.1m and design speed of 50km/h.

The Kajjansi - Munyonyo section is a spur type highway with the Urban through Standard roadway width of 20.1m - 22.1m and design speed is 80km/h.

The road project also includes the following structures:
(i). 19 overpass bridges, 44 box slab culverts and 17 underpasses;
(ii). 4 major bridge structures at Busega, Nalukolongo, Kaggwa and Nambigirwa;
(iii). 3 interchanges located at Busega, Kajjansi and Abaita Ababiri;
(iv). 3 Toll gates located at Busega, Kajjansi and Mpala.


Project progress to-date
The physical work progress achieved as of 31st July 2019 was 100% against a planned target of 100% whereas the time elapsed was 100%. The progress is based on the revised completion date of 25th July 2019.
The contractor has substantially completed the identified road sections and was issued Taking-over certificates as follows:
Overlay section from Kitooro to Entebbe Airport gate (4.02km) – 22nd November 2017;
(i). Busega to Mpala (24.5km) – 15th May 2018;
(ii). Kajjansi to Munyonyo Spur (12.68km) – 18th May 2019;
(iii). Widening section from Mpala to Entebbe (8.32km) – 17th July 2019.
The contractor is currently undergoing 12-months defect liability for the just concluded section, and the project will have a 5-year guarantee period.




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