Uganda requires at least Shs 196 trillion to tarmac all major roads in the country.
This was revealed by the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda while officiating at a public private partnership workshop organised by the British High Commission.
Rugunda says Uganda can only raise Shs 113 trillion between now and 2040.
Vision 2040 was conceptualised around strengthening the fundamentals of the economy.
Which included infrastructure development which must be undertaken by government, private sector, civil society and as individuals through short and medium-term National Development Plan.
“Traditional its government role to provide infrastructure but due to the urgent need to attain all the set goals, the government budget can’t finance all that is needed in the set time, the budget can only provide half of the required money,” said Rugunda.
Beatrice Florah Ikilai, the acting director PPP, said that before government thinks of partnering with privates sector a tolling policy should be put in place to make it easy for their partners to collect all their money after investing it.
“In the formation of the PPP frame work, government should make sure that the tolling laws are not be selective in any way, government officials should also be mandated to pay for the tolls,” Ikilai said.