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About MoWT

The Ministry of Works and Transport exists to formulate policies, plans, set standards, build capacity, carry out advocacy, regulate, monitor and evaluate the Works and Transport sector.

The Ministry also provides policy and strategic guidance to parastatal bodies under its supervision namely, Uganda National Roads Authority(UNRA), Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Standard Gauge Railway and Uganda Railways Corporation(URC). In regard to Uganda Road Fund (URF) the Ministry provides political and operational oversight in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development which is its parent Ministry.

The Works and Transport Sector is a cluster of priority sectors of the economy comprising public building works, road, railway, water and air transport.

To provide reliable and safe Works, Transport Infrastructure and Services"

"To promote adequate safe and well maintained Works and Transport infrastructure and services for social economic development of Uganda"

  • Initiate, formulate and develop National Policies, Plans and Programmes for safe and efficient Public Transport Infrastructure and Services.
  • Monitor and Evaluate the Implementation of National Policies, Plans and Programmes for safe and efficient Works, Public Transport Physical Infrastructure and Services.
  • Initiate new and review existing Laws and Regulations on Works and Transport Infrastructure and Services.
  • Set standards for the construction industry, transport infrastructure and services.
  • Enforce compliance to national policies, laws regulations and guidelines on works transport ways infrastructure and services.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of the performance of Transport Agencies.
  • Inspect and license Public Transport Vehicles (PSVs).
  • Provide technical support for contract works, including construction and maintenance undertaken by other Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
  • Initiate and formulate plans and policies for management of public buildings.
  • Set and monitor national standards on public buildings.
  • Carry out research and develop local materials and technology for construction industry.

Ministry of Works and Transport has the responsibility for the overriding management of all transport functions within the transport sector to:

  • Initiate, formulate and develop National Policies, Plans and Programmes for safe and efficient Public Transport Infrastructure and Services.
  • Monitor and Evaluate the Implementation of National Policies, Plans and Programmes for safe and efficient Works, Public Transport Physical Infrastructure and Services.
  • Initiate new and review existing Laws and Regulations on Works and Transport Infrastructure and Services.
  • Set standards for the construction industry, transport infrastructure and services.
  • Enforce compliance to national policies, laws regulations and guidelines on works transport ways infrastructure and services.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of the performance of Transport Agencies.
  • Inspect and license Public Transport Vehicles (PSVs).
  • Provide technical support for contract works, including construction and maintenance undertaken by other Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
  • Initiate and formulate plans and policies for management of public buildings.
  • Set and monitor national standards on public buildings.
  • Carry out research and develop local materials and technology for construction industry.

Our Values & Principals

Professionalism

Adherence to the defined rules,
starndards and guidlines of the respective disciplines,
exibiting professionalism, competence and honesty.

Impartiality

We shall provide services to all clients without discrimination on the basis of gender, race, colour and religion or creed or ideological orientation of a social status.

Partnership

We shall engange our partners in planning, designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating our programmes and projects.

Integrity

Highest standards of integrity, MoWT shall not place itself under any financial or other obligations to individuals or organisations that might seek to compromise our professional behaviour in the performance of our duties.

Quality Assurance

We shall put in place measures and mechanisms that will ensure our clients deliver/recieve quality services and work within budget and time.

Optimal use of resources

We shall optimally use resources in the attainment of the Ministry objectives and targets.

Customer/Client focus

We shall put the interests of our customers/clients as our first priority. We shall always seek to meet our customers needs and expectations.

Objectivity

We shall make decisions based on merit, research information professional codes and other codes of good practice.

Responsiveness

We shall respond to our clients effectively and efficiently when called upon.

Transparency &Accountability

We shall be transparent and accountable for our decisions, actions and inactions.

Selflessness

We shall put public interest above personal interest without consideration of any financial or material benefit and again.