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Kampala–Jinja Highway

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The Kampala–Jinja Highway is a road in Uganda, connecting the cities of Kampala and Jinja Sometimes referred to as Kampala–Jinja Road, it is a busy road, with several towns, trading centers and other points of interest along the way As of October 2016, a new, wider, four-lane dual carriageway expressway, the Kampala–Jinja Expressway, is proposed to be constructed south of the present highway to relieve traffic and complement existing transport infrastructure between Kampala and Jinja


  • 1 Location
  • 2 Overview
  • 3 Points of interest
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links


The highway stretches from Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city, to Jinja, the country's second largest commercial center, a distance of approximately 80 kilometres 50 mi The coodinates of this highway near the town of Lugazi are:0°22'270"N, 32°54'560"E Latitude:0374175; Longitude:32915550


The highway is an all-weather tarmac single carriageway road in good condition The highway forms a section of the Northern Corridor, a road system that connects the East African cities of Bujumbura, in Burundi, Kigali, in Rwanda and Kampala, in Uganda to Nairobi, in Kenya and ultimately to the Kenyan port of Mombasa The road is a vital commercial link to the outside world for the three land-locked countries It is also a vital road link to the sea, for many parts of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Points of interest

The following points of interest lie along or near the Kampala–Jinja Highway: 1 Uganda Management Institute; in the Central Division of Kampala 2 Makerere University Business School; which is located in Nakawa, Kampala 3 Kyambogo University; in Kyambogo, Kampala 4 Banda Hill; this is hill on which Kyambogo University is located The name also refers to the residential and commercial neighborhoods on and around that hill 5 Kireka; is a township located in Kira Municipality 6 Bweyogerere; is another township in Kira Municipality 7 Mandela National Stadium; is the largest sports stadium in Uganda, with a seating capacity of 45,202

8 Namilyango College; is an all-boys boarding high school which is located bout 4 kilometres 2 mi, south of the highway, at Seeta in Mukono Town 9 Mukono Town; is the point where the Mukono–Kayunga–Njeru Road and the Mukono–Kyetume–Katosi–Nyenga Road branch off the Kampala–Jinja Highway Both reconnect to it at Njeru, 55 kilometres 34 mi east of Mukono 10 Sezibwa Falls; which are located approximately 15 kilometres 093 mi, south of the Highway at Kayanja, in Mukono District 11 Mount St Mary's College Namagunga; an all-girls boarding secondary school at Namagunga, Buikwe District 12 Lugazi Town; located in Buikwe District, it is the headquarters of Sugar Corporation of Uganda Limited

13 University of Military Science and Technology; in Lugazi, is an institution of the Uganda People's Defence Force 14 Mabira Forest; is a natural tropical rain forest in Central Uganda The highway passes through the forest for over 30 kilometres 19 mi between Lugazi and Njeru 15 Njeru Town; is the largest town in Buikwe District 16 Nalubaale Power Station; Uganda's oldest public hydropower station was commissioned in 1954 The highway passes over the dam 17 Kiira Power Station; was commissioned in 2003 The highway passes within 2 kilometres 12 mi of the dam and hydropower plant 18 Nile Breweries Limited; is a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev The highway passes next to the factory at Njeru 19 The Source of the Nile lies approximately 36 kilometres 22 mi south of the highway at Njeru

See also

  • Kampala Northern Bypass Highway
  • List of roads in Uganda
  • List of cities and towns in Uganda


  1. ^ Observer Media Limited 14 March 2014 "UNRA: Construction of the Kampala–Jinja Expressway" The Observer Uganda Kampala Retrieved 22 October 2016 
  2. ^ Globefeedcom 22 October 2016 "Distance between Kampala Capital City Authority Head Quarters, Sir Apollo Kaggwa Road, Kampala, Uganda and Jinja Town Hall, Gokhale Road, Jinja, Uganda" Globefeedcom Retrieved 22 October 2016 
  3. ^ Google 22 October 2016 "Location of Kampala–Jinja Highway West of Lugazi, Uganda" Map Google Maps Google Retrieved 22 October 2016 
  4. ^ PIDA 22 September 2014 "Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa: Kampala–Jinja Road" Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa PIDA Retrieved 22 October 2016 
  5. ^ Google 22 October 2016 "Location of Uganda Management Institute, Kololo Hill, Kampala" Map Google Maps Google Retrieved 22 October 2016 
  6. ^ Google 22 October 2016 "Location of Makerere University Business School" Map Google Maps Google Retrieved 22 October 2016 
  7. ^ Google 22 October 2016 "Location of Kyambogo University In Relation to Jinja Road" Map Google Maps Google Retrieved 22 October 2016 
  8. ^ Google 22 October 2016 "Map Showing the boundaries of the Neighborhood of Banda" Map Google Maps Google Retrieved 22 October 2016 
  9. ^ Stadiumdbcom 22 October 2016 "Nelson Mandela National Stadium Namboole" Stadiumdbcom Retrieved 22 October 2016 
  10. ^ Globefeedcom 22 October 2016 "Distance between Seeta, Central Region, Uganda and Namilyango College School, Namilyango, Central Region, Uganda" Globefeedcom Retrieved 22 October 2016 
  11. ^ Globefeedcom 22 October 2016 "Distance between Mukono, Central Region, Uganda and Njeru Mosque, Buikwe, Central Region, Uganda" Globefeedcom Retrieved 22 October 2016 
  12. ^ Google 22 October 2016 "Location of Sugar Corporation of Uganda Ltd's Offices, Factories and Sugar Plantation" Map Google Maps Google Retrieved 22 October 2016 
  13. ^ Obore, Chris 26 May 2010 "Ministry of Defence in talks to buy Lugazi University" Daily Monitor Kampala Retrieved 22 October 2016 
  14. ^ Kasita, Ibrahim 3 February 2012 "Owen falls dam: Powering Uganda for five decades" New Vision Kampala Retrieved 22 October 2016 
  15. ^ Globefeedcom 22 October 2016 "Distance between Njeru Mosque, Buikwe, Central Region, Uganda and Source of the Nile, Jinja Municipality, Eastern Region, Uganda" Globefeedcom Retrieved 22 October 2016 

External links

  • Mabira Forest covers over 300km²
  • Government Teams-up With World Bank To Build Over $15b Road Projects

Coordinates: 00°22′27″N 32°54′56″E / 037417°N 3291556°E / 037417; 3291556

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