Multinational - Busega-Mpigi and Kagitumba-Kayonza-Rusumo Roads Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 22 Jun 2016
Signature Date 29 Dec 2016
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21023
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 111,709,941.89
Status Implementation

Project General Description

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.

Project Objectives

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.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
African Development Fund
Uganda National Roads Authority


IATI identifier 46002-P-Z1-DB0-105
Last Update 01 Feb 2023


Contact Details

Name MAKAJUMA George Adongo

Geographic Location

Country Multinational
Coordinates Location Name
-1.04806 30.4608 Kagitumba
-1.85101 30.651 Kayonza District
-2.2705 30.6767 Rusumo
0.31 32.52 Busega
0.072852 32.199 Mpigi District
-3.40268 29.43731 Mirama