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

Ceremony to welcome new State Ministers for Works and Transport
The Minister of Works and Transport Hon. Katumba Wamala on the 24th of June officiated at thehandover ceremony to the new Minister’s of State. Hon Peter Lokeris, Minister of State for Works and Hon. Joy Kabatsi, Minister of State for Transport... Read more
FAQs on the movement of vehicles during the Covid-19 Lockdown Period
How do we apply for travel Permits?   Entities can apply for permits by sending an email to Ministry of Works and Transport at The entity should attach a scanned copy of its headed paper with full address... Read more
6th UN Global Road Safety Week 2021
Uganda joins the rest of the world in marking the 6th UN Global Road Safety Week  under the theme “Streets for Life #Love30”. The theme calls for a 30 km/h speed limit on streets where people Walk to Save Lives. Speeding is one of the... Read more


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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…

USMID Roads in Gulu

Category: Road
Project details The objective of the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development Program Project (USMID) is to enhance the institutional performance of program Municipal Councils (MCs) to improve urban service…

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%…

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