Road Fund Releases UGX 152bn for Quarter 2 FY 2018/19

The Uganda Road Fund (URF) has released UGX 152bn for quarter 2 of FY2018/19 to its designated agencies and sub-agencies for routine and periodic maintenance of various categories of public roads.

The quarter 2 disbursement reflects 28.84% of URF annual roads maintenance budget of UGX 527,296,277,499 for the financial year 2018/19 whereby the cumulative release by the Fund currently stands at UGX 282,617,294,336 since the financial year begun.

Table showing Agency disbursements for Quarter 1 FY 2018/19

 Designated Agency Q1 Funds Disbursed Q2 Funds Disbursed Total for 2 Quarters
Uganda National Roads Authority 78,140,673,140 92,814,639,913 170,955,313,053
Kampala Capital City Authority 7,460,496,458 6,831,121,453 14,291,617,911
Districts 18,800,311,452 17,214,298,218 36,014,609,670
Municipalities 9,110,367,957 8,341,808,129 17,452,176,086
Town Councils 7,753,858,834 7,099,735,483 14,853,594,317
Community Access Roads 0 17,707,742,827 17,707,742,827
Distressed Areas 355,439,708 325,454,456 680,894,164
Emergency 1,200,000,000 891,623,410 2,091,623,410
Tarmacking selected Town Councils 6,449,849,078 0 6,449,849,078
Bridges 891,623,410 445,811,705 1,337,435,115

Eligibility for Funding

  1. The Agency should have signed a performance agreement with the Fund.
  2. Submission of a satisfactory annual work plan.
  3. Submission of a general receipt with evidence of timely receipt and transfer of funds to sub agencies. This is done within a given quarter when the funds are disbursed.
  4. Submission of a satisfactory physical and financial accountabilities filed at the beginning of every new quarter.

At the time of quarter 2 release Kole and Pakwach districts had not filed their quarter 4 FY 2017/18 accountabilities with the URF Secretariat.

  1. Activities to be funded in the Q2 FY2018/19

The funds disbursed will facilitate Routine and Periodic maintenance, bridges maintenance, Road safety works, Axle load control and enforcement both fixed and mobile, Ferry operations and maintenance, Plant and Equipment Repairs, Transport studies, Road materials and Operational expenses of respective Agencies.

Planned Maintenance works for UNRA in Q2

  Works  Scope of works
2. Routine and periodic  maintenance 7,261km
3. Bridges 75km
4. -       Road safety activities on selected roads

-       Street lighting

1186.9km

50

5. Alternative/Low cost Technology 12km
6. Ferries 9
7. Axle load control and enforcement 10 fixed and 10 mobile

 

Planned Maintenance works for UNRA in Q2

  Works  Scope of works
1. Routine and periodic  maintenance 169.08km
2. Road markings and junction maintenance on selected roads  

 

Planned maintenance works for District Local Governments in Quarter 2 as listed in the table below;

   Designated Agency Planned Road Maintenance Outputs in Q2 FY 2018/19
Routine Manual (Km) Routine Mechanized (Km) Periodic (Km) Culverts (Nos) Bridges(No.)
Grand Total (127 Districts) 28,835 5,422 1,764 2,021 7

 

Planned maintenance works for Municipal Councils in Quarter 2 as listed in the table below;

Designated

Agency

Planned Road Maintenance Outputs in Q2 FY 2018/19
Routine Manual (Km) Routine Mechanized (Km) Periodic (Km) Culverts (Nos) Bridges (No.)
Grand Total (41 Municipals) 2,176 478 293 272 2

 

The Uganda Road Fund Secretariat adheres to timely disbursements of road maintenance funds to avoid delays in execution of planned programmes of its Agencies.

The Fund therefore calls upon the District Roads Committees to provide oversight of the road maintenance funds by ensuring that the funds are put to their rightful use guided by their respective annual workplans.

Uganda Road Fund remains committed to its core principles of Prudence, Transparency, Integrity and Value.

About the Uganda Road Fund

The Uganda Road Fund (URF) was established by an Act of Parliament in 2008 (the Act) and became operational in 2010 as a body responsible for financing of road maintenance in Uganda.