Uganda - Kampala - Jinja Expression Way Project (Sovereign Operation - Phase 1)

Project Summary

Approval Date 31 Oct 2018
Signature Date 11 May 2021
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2027
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 164,509,824.64
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The present intervention relates to the Kampala - Jinja Expression Way Project (Sovereign Operation - Phase 1). It aims to contribute to socio-economic development, poverty reduction and regional integration through improved and sustainable transport system that links centers of economic activity. The Kampala-Jinja road is located along the Northern Corridor linking Uganda to its landlocked neighbours and is a major gateway for all imports and exports into and out of the country. The proposed KJE PPP project comprises: Kampala-Jinja Mainline Expressway and Kampala Southern Urban Bypass (KSB), collectively known as the Kampala-Jinja Expressway (KJE) PPP Project. KJE is to be procured as one project and implemented in two phases: Phase 1 is mainly an urban expressway including KSB (18km) plus 35km of the mainline from Kampala to Namagunga whilst Phase 2 is a rural motorway covering the remaining 42km from Namagunga to Jinja. The proposed concession period/contract duration is 30 years including 8 years construction period: 5 years for Phase 1 (2020-2025) and 3 years for Phase 2 (2023-2025). The main components of the project are: (1) infrastructure development; (2) project management; (3) audit; (4) corridor development plan; and (5) community development programme.

Project Objectives

The primary objective of the project is to support Uganda’s transport sector goal of contributing towards sustainable and inclusive economic development and enhancing regional integration. The specific objective of the project is to: (i) alleviate congestion in and around Kampala, (ii) provide journey time reliability along the Norther corridor, (ii) enhance regional integration and (iii) enhance road safety.


L'amélioration du réseau routier permet de réduire les coûts et la durée des trajets et profite aux collectivités grâce à des transports abordables, ce qui accroît leur mobilité et l'activité économique qui y est liée. Les principaux bénéficiaires sont les usagers de la route, les commerçants et les agriculteurs. Les autres principaux bénéficiaires sont la main-d’œuvre locale et le gouvernement ougandais. Le gouvernement ougandais devrait bénéficier directement des recettes fiscales et des recettes supplémentaires provenant de l’organe d’exécution (UNRA).

Participating Organization

African Development Bank


IATI identifier 46002-P-UG-DB0-023
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


Contact Details

Name MAKAJUMA George Adongo

Geographic Location

Country Uganda
Coordinates Location Name
0.31628 32.5822 Kampala
0.33508 32.5831 Kampala District
0.44308 33.2128 Jinja Municipality
0.511 33.315 Jinja District