8.8 Rehabilitation of the Mubende-Kyenjojo trunk road

This report documents the achievements and sustainability of a Danish International Development Agency project to rehabilitate 284 km of the Kampala-Fort Portal trunk road. The project was designed to generate income opportunities for the poor, women and other vulnerable groups based on improvements to the highway. This novel approach aligned with Uganda's Poverty Eradication Action Plan and national development policies.

Lessons learned from the project were:

Project achievements included the employment of over 300 people, thus reducing poverty. Local contracting capacity was strengthened and gender awareness increased. The report concludes that the main focus of technical assistance should be on building local capacity to plan, implement and monitor projects.

Issuing body: Danish International Development Agency
Type: Completion report
Status: Final
Socio-economic development subcomponent Mubende-Kyenjojo road
File type:
Word document
File size: 655 KB
Year of publication: 2002
Number of pages: 73