Rehabilitation of Lemerijoa road and the junction in Arua Municipality
The Government of Uganda, through the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development (MoLHUD) using funding from the World Bank, formulated a program, Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID), to improve urban infrastructure conditions in fourteen (14) municipalities of Arua, Entebbe, Gulu, Hoima, Jinja, Kabale, Masaka, Tororo, Soroti, Mbale, Lira, Moroto, Fort Portal and Mbarara. The program is intended to be implemented over a period of 5 years with a projected budget of USD 150million. This report is as a result of the project supervision of the Rehabilitation of Lemerijoa road (0.78km) in Arua Municipality implemented under the USMID program The aim of this field attachment was to develop the student’s skills to develop study issues in management of construction projects, collect data from various sources, analyses the data and present findings in a logical way. This report gives a detail account of what transpired during the project right from inception to commissioning including design, Environmental Impacts Assessment, Occupational Health and safety, activities executed and Project management. Any significant construction project will involve various stakeholders who arrive on the project at different stages as parties to the construction process. It’s therefore very important to involve the different stakeholders from the initial stages of the project with a collective aim of delivering the project to meet the client's requirement of delivery on time, to the required quality and at a defined budget. Considering the magnitude of the project and internal technical failures of the client’s payment system, this time loss was quite reasonable. Overall, the project was completed within the prescribed cost range and time. The author learnt that project control was very essential in mitigating many of the management challenges that could arise during construction project execution process.