Kagina sacks entire UNRA staff


Allen Kagina

Uganda National Roads Authority Executive Director, Allen Kagina, has sacked each and every worker at the authority.

Kagina told press in Kampala that a total of 890 workers have been fired.

The authority will in their place recruit more 1,736 new staff.

In a memo to all UNRA staff, Angela Kiryabwire, the chairperson UNRA board of directors, said when UNRA was created in 2008, there were high expectations that it would bring efficient into the road sector.

She said, however, some inefficient came up along the way prompting the board of directors to embark on a ”comprehensive restructuring of the authority”.

She said the board of directors has, therefore, resolved to disband with immediate effect the entire staff establishment.

The board has given notice of collective termination of all incumbent staff employed with the establishment excluding only the executive director.

It will then commission a new staff establishment, salary structure and human resources pieces framework.

It will also embark on a recruitment drive to fill the positions in the new structure giving priority to interested qualifying and suitable outgoing staff.


The effective date of termination of various staff will be communicated after she has discussed with them the handover process and new recruitment plan.

“The entire exercise shall be carried out in accordance with the respective laws including the employment act and the UNRA act,” Kiryabwire said.

Kiryabwire thanked the staff for having served the authority since 2008.

In her first mega shake-up, Kagina started by firing 80 staff in June 2015 including senior managers.

Among those sacked then were; Gerald Ndaula, the director for human resources, Peter Ssebugwawo, the head of internal audit, Enock Kalema, the procurement manager, and Bruno Musoke, the regional manager for special projects.

The director of communications, Dan Alinange, was also fired,

The board also approved Kagina’s request to dismiss the Katosi Road scandal suspects, including former UNRA executive director Kimeze Ssebuga, Marvin Baryaruha, the director for legal services, Joe Ssemugoooma, the director for finance, and David Luyimbazi, the director of planning.

President Museveni in April appointed Kagina to head UNRA following her retirement from URA as Commissioner General.

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