Despite the existence of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) and the launch of a second generation road fund (Uganda Road Fund), a number of Ugandan roads are still in a terrible state. These range from the national, district, urban and community roads.
Uganda has about 30,000 kilometers of roads but only some 2,800 kilometers are paved. Most of these radiate from Kampala.
Though the maintenance of these roads are a shared
responsibility between central government, district and local authorities
including communities, the free movement of people and commodities has been
greatly hindered by poor quality of roads.
Corruption involved officials in companies contracted to build roads has also led to poor completion and quality of the road network system.
For polls run on this issue, see below.
InfrastructureTRAC FM works with community radio stations in Uganda to carry out polls to establish people’s perception about the transport sector and to look for bottlenecks in the road-network.
Polls part of this campaign:
Have you, or anyone you know, had their business affected by new road works, power lines and other government infrastructure?
What should have high priority to prevent flooding, and clogging of Uganda’s drainage systems during heavy rainfall?
Which of the following do you think is the major reason why Arua-Yumbe road is in a very poor state?
After one month of pioneer buses, do you think that minibuses should be banned from the city center to de-congest the city?
What would be the best policy to improve maintenance of the road network within your district?
What action do you personally take to get rid of a pothole?
Should boda boda drivers be banned from the city center?
Which area of Kampala has the worst potholes?