Uganda - Road Sector Support Project V

Project Summary

Approval Date 28 May 2014
Signature Date 03 Feb 2015
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 70,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Road Sector Support Project (RSSP) V roads are located in the south-western and eastern part of Uganda and the project comprises: (a) civil works for upgrading the Rukingiri-Kihihi-Ishasha/Kanungu and Bumbobi-Lwakhakha roads (123km) from gravel to bitumen standard; (b) consultancy services for: (i) construction supervision of the civil works; (ii) technical and financial audit; (c) capacity building for Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA); (d) gender empowerment; and (e) compensation and resettlement. The expected project outcomes are reduction in transport costs; increased mobility; improved access to economic and social facilities; provision of clean water to households; and increase in income of women vendors in the roadside markets. The project will be implemented over a six year period with a total amounts to UA 82.25 million.

Project Objectives

The direct beneficiaries of the project outputs are approximately 1.0 million people living within the four districts namely: Rukungiri, Kanungu, Mbale and Manafwa. The majority of road users are people involved in agricultural activities, animal husbandry and trading, those seeking social services such as education and medical services, and tourists to Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) and Mount Elgon National Parks.


The project objective is to improve road access to socio-economic facilities and quality of transport service levels in south-western and eastern parts of Uganda by upgrading the Rukungiri-Kihihi-Ishasha/Kanungu and Bumbobi-Lwakhakha roads from gravel to bitumen standard thereby contributing to improved standard of living of the beneficiaries; support the tourism industry; and promote regional integration and cross border trade with DRC and Kenya.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Uganda
Uganda National Roads Authority


IATI identifier 46002-P-UG-DB0-022
Last Update 05 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name MAKAJUMA George Adongo

Geographic Location

Country Uganda
Coordinates Location Name
-0.69077 29.87781 Rukungiri District
-0.84111 29.94194 Rukungiri
1.016 34.191 Mbale District
0.88333 34.33333 Manafwa District
0.79111 34.37944 Lwakhakha
-0.75 29.7 Kihihi
-0.75 29.73 Kanungu District
-0.9575 29.78972 Kanungu
-0.76583 29.65333 Ishasha
1.00154 34.18193 Bumbobi