Unra backs Kagina 2nd term

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Allen Kagina

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) board has endorsed a second term for its executive director, Allen Kagina.

Kagina, whose five-year tenure as executive director of UNRA started on May 1, 2015, expires in April.

The board explained why her five-year contract should be renewed, according to a reported quoted by Daily Monitor.

The former Uganda Revenue Authority boss succeeded Bernard Kimeze Sebugga as the head of the roads authority.

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The board members through their March 2017 to March 2020 report titled: “Board of Directors End of Term Report,” have written to Gen Katumba Wamala, the Works minister, recommending a second term for Kagina.

The report highlights achievements and challenges Ms Kagina encountered during her five-year term as director.

“It was noted that the executive director assumed office on the May 1, 2015, on a five-year contract with an option to renew for one more term in accordance with Section 20(1) of the Unra Act,” reads the report quoted by Monitor.

It adds: “The Board evaluated the performance of Kagina which was exceeding expectation and took a decision to recommend to the minister to renew her contract.”

Allen Kagina touring one of the roads under construction

Gen Katumba is expected to review the board report before renewing Kagina’s contract.

“During the three years of March 2017 to December 31, 2019, the total National Road Network increased the construction of roads to 20,856km from 20,544km due to 312km of roads that were added to the national road Network by the Ministry of Works and Transport,” the report indicated in part.

“A total of 814kms were substantially completed between 2017 and 2019. In the same period and particularly 2018/2019, the Authority registered the highest ever number of kilometres constructed in any given financial year since Unra’s inception, of 420km,” the report added.

According to the board, Kagina registered a 97 per cent availability rate for ferry operations.

Credit: Daily Monitor

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