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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Launch of Parish Development Model (PDM) Pillar 2: Infrastructure and Economic Services Operation Manual

Today marks a significant milestone as the Parish Development Model (PDM) Working Group unveils the Infrastructure and Economic Services Operation Manual for Pillar 2. The PDM, a comprehensive development strategy conceived under the Third National…

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Eswatini Delegation Benchmarking Visit to Uganda

The Ministry of Works and Transport between the 2nd and 5th of May hosted a delegation from the Kingdom of Eswatini. Led by the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Chief Ndlaluhlaza Nhlonipho Celemusa, the…

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District Road Equipment Operators’ Skills Enhanced

Participated actively in the manual aspects of mechanics, operating the actual equipment. 49 Mechanical foremen from 6 Districts have undergone a 2 weeks hands on manual training on the proper utilization and maintenance of road…

  • 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

    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