ROAD FUND AND PPDA HOUSE PROJECT LAUNCHED
The Hon. Matia Kasaija Minister of Finance Planning and Economic Development officiated the ground breaking ceremony of Uganda Road Fund (URF) and Public Procurement and Disposal Authority (PPDA) at plot 39 Nakasero road. The plot was formally occupied by PDDA but in 2013 PPDA sought a partnership with URF to finance a House project that the two entities would call a permanent home. This is the first joint project for Government entities coming together to finance a project that will save billions of shillings in office rent.
The Minister of Works and Transport Hon. Monica Ntege Azuba commended the Ministry of Finance for showing their commitment through allocating funds to this project. She also urged the contractor and supervising consultant to implement the project while staying within the specified cost, ensuring safety of workers on site and upholding required construction standard of works.
In November 2017 the two entities signed contracts with Seyani brothers Ltd, the contractor and Symbion Group ltd to construct a two tower building that will house the two entities. The project will cost UGX 50bn and will take four yours to be completed.