The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has sacked its entire staff in the new arrangement aimed at enhancing efforts to fulfil its mandate of developing, manage and maintain the national roads.
The process affects 886 employees in and out of station.
Ms Allen Kagina, the UNRA Executive Director, describing the development as a board of directors’ decision to undertake a comprehensive review of the performance of UNRA said the resolution takes immediate effect.
“The Board of Directors in a bid to make UNRA a fit for purpose Authority has embarked on a comprehensive restructuring of the authority and has with immediate effect resolved to disband the entire staff establishment,” said Ms Kagina while addressing the media in Kampala.
According to Ms Kagina, the top management body at UNRA has “given notice of collective termination of all incumbent staff excluding the Executive Director” and commissioned a new staff establishment, salary structure and human resources polices framework.
She said that UNRA has also embarked on a recruitment drive to fill the positions in the new structure giving priority to interested qualifying and suitable outgoing staff and also made arrangement for introducing a business like organization.
The restructuring process at UNRA comes amid ongoing investigations by the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of Mismanagement, Abuse of Office and Corrupt Practices in the Roads Authority.
The commission chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemerire is investigating and inquiring into the procurement and contract management processes by which UNRA awarded contracts for national road works as well as procurement of works, services and supplies by UNRA.