Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala

Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala

Minister of Works and Transport
Hon. Echweru Musa

Hon. Echweru Musa

State Minister for Works
Hon. Byamukama Fred

Hon. Byamukama Fred

State Minister for Transport
Mr. Bageya Waiswa

Mr. Bageya Waiswa

Permanent Secretary



The Ministry of Works and Transport exists to formulate policies, plans, set standards, build capacity, carryout 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 the 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.

The Vision of MoWT is: " To provide reliable and safe Works, Transport Infrastructure and Services"

The Mission of the MoWT is: "To promote adequate safe and well maintained Works and Transport infrastructure and services for social economic development of Uganda"

The Mandate of the MoWT is to: 

  1. Plan, develop and maintain an economic, efficient and effective transport infrastructure
  2. Plan, develop and maintain economic, efficient and effective transport services by road, rail, water and air
  3. Manage public works including Government structures and
  4. Promote good standards in the construction industry

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Other Transport Infrastructure Facilities

MV Sigulu

Category: Water
Project details Sigulu Ferry is in the advanced stages of construction to serve Namayingo district by connecting the Namayingo mainland to Sigulu Island and Lolwe Island on Lake Victoria. The…

Kampala Northern Bypass

Category: Road
The objective of the second phase of the project is to improve capacity by upgrading the 17.5km to a dual carriageway standard. This will relieve congestion, reduce travel time and…

Kampala-Entebbe Expressway

Category: Road
Project details Project Details Information Project Name: Design and Build of Kampala - Entebbe Expressway (49.56km) Funding Agency: Exim Bank of China (73.58%) and GoU (26.4%) Contractor: China Communications Construction…

Pre-cast concrete Railway reserve boundary markers phase III

Category: Railway
Project Details Item Details Project Name: Supply and Installation of Pre-cast concrete Railway reserve Boundary Markers, Phase III Contractor: Muga Services Limited Client: Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) Funding: GOU Institutional…

Kabaale International Airport

Category: Air
Project detail Information Project Title: Development of Kabaale International Airport, Uganda Funded by: The Project is financed 85% by UKEF and 15% by commercial source-Standard Chartered Bank Contractor: SBC (Uganda)…

Laropi & Obongi Ferry

Category: Water
Project details Laropi is a marine vessel that connects Adjumani District to Moyo District. It connects the landing sites of Laropi and Umi. The ferry starts operations at 5:30am and…

Tongole Cable Bridge

Project overview Tongole Suspension cable Foot Bridge spans 75m across river Manafwa in Manafwa district, and was completed in February 2019 and it was officially commissioned. The project cost (50%…

Multinational Lake Victoria Maritime Communications and Transport Project

Category: Water
Project Summary   Approval Date 24 Oct 2016 Signature Date 24 Jul 2017 Planned Completion Date 30 Apr 2022 Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign Sector Communications DAC Sector Code 22020 Environmental…

Overview of Uganda's Transport Sector

Road sub-sector

In FY 2020/21, a total of 221km of national roads and 120km of town roads were upgraded to bituminous standards
while 167.7km of national roads were rehabilitated. Also, 16 (sixteen) bridges on the national roads network were completed.

Air sub-sector

The Government continued to undertake major development projects in air transport. The two key projects are the expansion of Entebbe International Airport which was at 75.1% in level overall progress at the end of the FY 2020/21 as compared to 73% in the FY 2019/20.

Rail sub-sector

Railway Transport sector recorded an improvement in operations. The transit days reduced to an average age of 20 days by the end of the FY from 41 days last year while the wagon turnaround days were at an average of 37 days compared to 47 days the previous year.

Inland Water sub-sector

Achievements under development of new Kampala Port in Bukasa where; 233 Project Affected Persons (PAPs) of the project had been compensated by the end of the FY 2020/21.

Institutions of the Works &Transport Sector