The District, Urban and Community Access Roads (DUCAR) constitute over 87% of the total road network in Uganda. In the past 5 years, the Government has placed special emphasis on the rehabilitation and maintenance of district, urban and community access roads.

The 1,151 pieces of road construction equipment bought from Japan are being used to maintain the existing roads and opening up those connecting new districts. The equipment includes motor graders, wheel loaders, excavators, bulldozers, wheeled backhoe loaders, vibro rollers, pneumatic rollers, pedestrian rollers, low-bed tractors, water bowsers, self-loading trucks, mobile workshops and bitumen distributors. Each district was given a road unit consisting of a motor grader, wheel loader, two dump trucks and a water bowser.

As a result, 5,000km of district roads, 232km of urban roads and 8,000km of community access roads were rehabilitated. The Government has further spent Ush930 billion on maintenance of the DUCAR network in the past five years. This has resulted in the improvement of the road network.

The government of Uganda has a plan of improving 1,525km of community access roads per year to foster Local Economic Development (LED). We are also going to increase budget allocations for local governments to invest more in the maintenance of DUCARs.

Kampala - Northern Bypass Highway Highway in Kampala, Uganda
Kampala - Northern Bypass Highway Highway in Kampala, Uganda
Kampala Clock Tower Flyover

Completed projects

Construction of 17 channels totaling 6.975km in Lubuga I (350m), Lubuga II (620m), Kanakulya (434m), Mugerwa (417m), Ganafa (327m), St. Benedict & Kabungu Close (469m), Kibuye-Police-Hollywood (450m) in Makindye division, Nte Yaffa (269m), Chwa II ‘Nakulabye’ (235m), Chwa II ‘Namungoona’ (299m), Kiwunya roadside RHS and LHS (790m), Kiwunya-Nasma (300m) in Lubaga division , Kawempe-Ttula I (882m), Kawempe- Ttula II (509m), Kaddugala (409m) in Kawempe division and Kanywankoko Phase I -215m (ongoing) in Nakawa division.