The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is set to double its staffing, months after 850 of the old staff were fired.
According to the Auditor General, the resultants gaps exposed the authority to financial loss as well as poor output.
UNRA executive director Ms Allen Kagina says the recruitment exercise that began in December 2015 will see staff numbers increase from 916 to 1, 740.
She explains that the authority decided to increase its staffing to cope with the existing and expected workload.
Kagina says though the road network has increased from 10, 000 in 2009 to 20, 500km, just as its budgetary allocation, there has not been a commensurate increase in its staffing.
Story By Nelson Wesonga