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Uganda Road Fund: Eng. Naimanye elected as President of Eastern Africa Road Funds

Dr. Eng. Andrew Naimanye, the Executive Director of Uganda Road Fund has been elected to head the Eastern African Roads Maintenance Funds Association (ARMFA). This was during the members’ meeting held on 20th February in Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania. ARMFA is the governing body of the Road Funds in 35 coun- tries in Africa. The East Africa region covers the Road Funds of Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. The asset value of the roads in the East Africa region whose maintenance is funded by the Road Funds in the region exceeds US$ 120bn; with annual maintenance of US$ 3bn.

Dr. Naimanye takes over from Mr. Eliud Nyauhenga the Chief Executive Officer of the Roads Fund Board of Tanzania, and the tenure shall be for two years (2023 to 2025). Dr. Naimanye is a UK Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers; and holds a Ph.D. in Transport Economics, Masters’ Degree in Transport Planning, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering; all obtained from the University of Leeds. He had his high school education at Kings College Budo.

The election to the Road Funds governing body further highlights Uganda’s commitment to prioritization of road maintenance financing and will benefit the country in knowledge sharing and adaptation of best practices.

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