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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Kaazi Maritime Search and Rescue Site Handover

The Ministry of works and transport is commencing the construction works for the nine Search and Rescue (SAR) stations on Ugandan major lakes under the Multinational Lake Victoria Maritime Communication and Transport (MLVMCT) Project, including…

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Uganda and Japan Partner to Bolster Road Equipment Operator Skills

The Minister of Works and Transport Hon. Katumba Wamala joined by the Japanese Ambassador to Uganda, H.E Hidemoto Fukuzawa presided over a ceremony to pass out 45 institutional staff Trainers of Trainers. The batch was…

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Inauguration of the 19th Engineers’ Registration Board

The 19th Engineers Registration Board was inaugurated by the Minister of Works and Transport Gen. Hon. Katumba Wamala at the Ministry of Works Headquarters. The Uganda Engineers Registration Board (ERB) was established by the Engineers…

  • 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%…

    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

    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