Plan for public sector reform
the Uganda National Roads Authority are duplicated in the Department of Roads and Bridges in the Ministry of Works and Transport and recommended that it be mainstreamed under the line ministry together with Uganda Railways Corporation, and the standard gauge railway.
The government says that the mergers will save close to Ush1 trillion ($261 million), reduce salary disparities within the civil service and provide funds to put into other sectors. According to the Public Service Ministry, agencies have been taking about 37 per cent of the entire national wage bill which now stands at Ush4.6 trillion ($1.2 billion) this financial year.
Uganda's Minister of Information and National Guidance, Frank Tumwebaze, told
that this was part of the government's 10-year public sector reforms held once a decade to review the efficiency and functionality of government.
“We shall follow a logical process. Most of these agencies are created by an Act of Parliament. We will either amend or repeal the laws. The Public Service Ministry will have a road map between one and three years but that will not take place before the government makes a policy pronouncement,” Mr Tumwebaze said.
Agencies that own assets will return them to the sector government ministries.