|Approval Date||22 Jun 2016|
|Signature Date||29 Dec 2016|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2025|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||21023|
The Busega-Mpigi & Kagitumba-Kayonza-Rusumo Roads Project aims to support regional integration and economic cooperation between Uganda and Rwanda. It will promote the Governments' efforts into reducing poverty through improvement of road infrastructure in the two countries by providing all weather access for the supply of farm inputs and evacuation of produce to major market centers, thus improving the level of service and efficiency of the road network. The project's components from Uganda side is the improvement of the Kampala-Mpigi Road, 24 km located in Central Uganda, from the present two lane highway to a dual carriageway highway. From Rwanda side, the project comprises the rehabilitation of the Kagitumba-Kayonza road located along the northern corridor linking with Uganda at Mirama Hills/Kagitumba and the 92 km section from Kayonza-Rusumo linking to Tanzania on central corridor. The expected project outcomes are: improved transport services (reductions in vehicle operating costs and travel time); improved processing time for clearance of imports and exports, and improved safety.
The project's development objectives are two-fold: at regional level (for both countries), the objective is to contribute to improving road transportation and trade facilitation along the Northern and Central Corridors via Mirama/Kagitumba border; and at national level, the development objective is to contribute to improving transport services in Eastern Rwanda (Kagitumba- Kayonza-Rusumo area) and in Central Uganda (Kampala-Mpiji) to stimulate and support local economic activities by reducing transport costs and travel time, and decreasing traffic congestion on the heavily traveled Kampala-Mpigi road section.
Improvement of the road network reduces transport costs, travel time and provides benefits to communities through affordable transport thereby increasing their mobility and related economic activity. Project's primary beneficiaries are road users, traders and farmers. Important economic benefits to be generated as a result of road improvement include an increase in agricultural production from the farm holdings within the road's zone of influence; regional integration and cross border trade between Uganda and Rwanda.
African Development Bank
African Development Fund
Uganda National Roads Authority
|Last Update||01 Feb 2023|
|Name||MAKAJUMA George Adongo|
|-1.85101 30.651||Kayonza District|
|0.072852 32.199||Mpigi District|