Be Sure, Go Rail

Executive Message

Eng. Charles Kateeba
Managing Director

URC’s optimism lies in the steady economic growth of the country and the region. Our strategy is to drive strong and sustainable performance through focus on our strong core portfolio. URC strives to increase the rail market share to match with the economic development of the region, generate internal revenue, rationalize our legal and policy framework and governance systems and strengthen capacity to protect our interests.

We have embarked on a plan to rehabilitate and repair our infrastructure which includes; the Meter Gauge railway track, rehabilitation of rolling stock (locomotives, wagons and coaches) and wagon ferry – MV Pamba.

Current on-going projects include; rehabilitation of the Malaba-Kampala MGR (251km), Tororo – Gulu MGR rehabilitation (385km), development of the Gulu Logistics hub and Human Resource Capacity Building funded by Spanish and European Union.

There are also plans to purchase container handling cranes for Mukono Internal Container Depot (ICD) and locomotives to improve haulage to at least 1.5million tones per annum by end of 2020. These will also greatly boost both the import and export markets within the East African region.

For us to succeed and become the most preferred freight and passenger transporter in East Africa, we depend on a dynamic and focused workforce driven by information and technology innovations. Our human resource are regularly trained to improve productivity and sustainability.

Be Sure Go Rail.
Managing Director