Transport

ROADS AND RAILWAYS

Uganda needs to rehabilitate and reconstruct its rail and road networks. For easy and efficient movement of goods and services, our road and rail arteries to the sea need to be upgraded to dual carriageway highways. These include road and rail networks linking Uganda to Kenya. With peace in Southern Sudan, there is need to construct road and rail linkage to our northern neighbour which is bound to be an important trading partner in the long run. At the moment these roads are single lane and neither linked to the railway nor the dry docks.
There is also need to upgrade internal road networks that aid in internal movement of goods and services, including those leading to tourist attractions and sites like parks, waterfalls, trails and cultural sites. Most of these roads are impassable and the railway system completely destroyed and the rails sold as scrap.

Plan and Commitment

• Rebuild all weather roads that have fallen into ruins within 5 years.
• Review the state of the 5000km national roads, and upgrade those that have deteriorated within 5 years.
• Rehabilitate the defunct Uganda Railways.
• Construct dual carriageway roads, within 5 years, along the following corridors; Jinja-Kampala; Jinja —Malaba; and Jinja-Busia.
• Establish dry docks in Busia and Malaba, within 3 years.
• Build dual carriage way road access to Juba, Southern Sudan, within 5 years.

METROPOLITAN KAMPALA

The current Kampala was planned during the colonial time to accommodate a population of 50, 000 residents. Currently, Kampala has a residential population of 1 million and a day time population of 2 million.
The urban infrastructure, including roads, housing, water and sewerage facilities have not expanded to match the rate of the population increase. As a result, the roads are jammed, the city is crowded, the hospitals are swamped, waste disposal is poor, and development of unplanned settlements has occurred.

Objective

Improved infrastructures for easy movement of goods and services.
Roads and Railways Infrastructure achieved by previous UPC Government

Mbarara – Kasese- Fort Portal
Mbarara – Kabale
Masaka – Mutukula
Mbale – Soroti
Kampala- Gulu – Lira
Tororo- Pakwach Railway line
Pakwach Bridge on the Nile

Objective

A modern, functional and congenial city with adequate facilities and services for its population.

Plan and Commitment

• Immediately set up a Commission on Metropolitan Kampala to review and come up with recommendations on transport, housing, land use, waste management, and emergency service.

 
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