Baseline Study Report


As part of its Vision 2040, the Government of Uganda (GoU) is developing the country’s road infrastructure to improve connectivity for national and local economic development. One such project is the construction of the Kampala-Jinja Expressway (KJE), a limited access, toll expressway through the Uganda’s Central and Eastern region. The expressway is part of a northern trade corridor running from Mombasa, Kenya through to Kigali, Rwanda. 

The construction of the expressway has potential adverse social, environment and economic impacts; According to the 2018 Census Survey by Earth Systems, the total population estimated to be displaced by the KJE and Kampala Southern Bypass (KSB) and requiring relocation is 29,983 belonging to 6,177 households. Additionally, the KJE alignment is estimated to result in a loss of approximately 4,488 structures, the majority (60.3%) of which are listed as small residences within the Right of Way (ROW). 

With funding from the European Union (EU), the Cities Alliance is implementing the Kampala-Jinja Expressway, No One Worse off (NOWO) project which seeks to mitigate the risks identified in the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), by implementing four key social and environmental safeguard measures following the International Finance Corporation (IFC) performance standards. 

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