New UNRA Board tours Road projects

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New Ugandan National Roads Authority (UNRA) Board headed by Fred Jachan Omach took some time to tour road projects in some parts of the country. UNRA took off some time to take its new board members on a familiarisation trip of the road network and particularly the critical oil roads due for upgrading.

The entire new board led by Fred Omach was joined by some members of UNRA senior management led by Executive Director Allen Kagina for a tour set to last for a week.

The tour is aimed at ensuring the new board members inaugurated over a month ago is familiar with the road network with which they are mandated to supervise and guide.

“We are with them for a week on an inspection of the Northern region road network and the very urgent and critical oils roads,” UNRA.

They started off on Sunday morning with the Sungira Hills access road in Nakasongola where the government through UPDF is going to establish a national radar centre. UNRA constructed the access road to this facility.

Later they inspected Karuma bridge, and ongoing projects at Olwiyo Gulu, Acholibur-Musingo Road.

Day two; the team inspected the road network in Adjumani and Moyo, Arua mostly that under road maintenance.

Inspection of critical oils starts today.

So far they have applauded the positive attitude to work and the team spirit in the upcountry stations managing the gravel road network. They have also appreciated the blossoming culture at UNRA where the Board is kept informed of events and are part of an inspection team. The Board called for stricter adherence to contractual compliance measures to ensure contractors provide value for money.

UNRA used the moment to showcase the ongoing works in the development and maintenance of roads in Northern Uganda. The roads body also asked for their moral and technical contribution and enabling access to funds to ensure UNRA deliver as effectively as possible on its mandate.

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