|Approval Date||28 May 2014|
|Signature Date||03 Feb 2015|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2022|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
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.
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.
African Development Fund
Uganda National Roads Authority
|Last Update||22 Nov 2020|
|Name||MAKAJUMA George Adongo|
|1.016 34.191||Mbale District|
|-0.69077 29.87781||Rukungiri District|
|-0.75 29.73||Kanungu District|
|0.88333 34.33333||Manafwa District|