Hon. Edward Katumba Wamala

Hon. 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


Welcome to the Ministry of Works and Transport 

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

News and Impact

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Registration of a vessel to the Maritime Administration in accordance with the Inland Water Transport Act 2021

In accordance with The Inland Water Transport Act, 2021; A person who intends to employ a vessel in navigation of inland waterways or fly a Ugandan flag shall register the vessel with the Maritime Administration. Application…

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Ministry of Works and Transport Wins three E-Government Excellence Awards

The Permanent Secretary, Waiswa Bageya was honored to receive three (3) awards on behalf of the Ministry of Works and Transport at the recently concluded Nita-U e-Government Excellence Awards. The E-Government Excellence Awards ceremony was…

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Amendment to the Uganda Railways Corporation Act, Cap 331

As part of the national transport system, Rail transport plays a significant role in the overall growth and development of the economy. It opens up regions, hinterlands and rural areas by facilitating agricultural development as…

  • Projects

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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%…

    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

    Uganda has a total of 159,363 km, comprising of 20,854 km national roads; 38,603 km of district roads, 19,959 km of urban roads and 79,947 km of community access roads

    Air sub-sector

    A number of air traffic (international) passengers increased from 1.7 million in in 2017/18 to 1.921 million in 2018/19 financial year

    Rail sub-sector

    URC has now opened up operations on the central corridor to Mwanza port, to support the northern corridor. The meter gauge railway network is still crucial to the transport industry.

    Inland Water sub-sector

    The development of inland water transport is a key priority for the sector as is it is one of the cheapest modes of transport.

    Institutions of the Works &Transport Sector