Infrastructure for Sustainable Growth

Government of Uganda recognises the importance of infrastructure development for the economy and has consistently allocated 20 percent of the national budget over the financial years 2015-2018 to infrastructure.

Despite these investments, rapid urbanisation is outstripping the pace of infrastructure development. This includes a crippling transportation system in Kampala, which has led to excessive transaction and movement costs. It is estimated that commuters in Kampala city lose 24,000-man hours each day, due to traffic congestion.

Improving the connectivity and productivity of urban municipalities in the Jinja Kampala and Entebbe corridor, (JKE) where 50 percent of urban dwellers reside, is critical to strengthening and promoting social and economic productivity

CIG Intervention

Cities and Infrastructure for Growth (CIG Uganda), will work with the Government of Uganda and industry by providing technical assistance, to unlock the urban potential and tap into the opportunities for growth and development within the infrastructure sector.

Objective

Support urban development and productivity to improve the competitiveness of Uganda's cities and urban centres, leading to a conducive business environment for private sector investment

Technical and sector skills have been deployed to work with industry and address the bottlenecks through: