Profile: URF’s Eng. Andrew Naimanye elected president of East Africa Road Funds 

(Last Updated On: 21 February 2023)

Dr Eng. Andrew Naimanye has been elected as the new president of the East Africa Road Funds – according to an official announcement by Uganda Road Fund (URF) on Tuesday.

Eng. Naimanye who is the Executive Director of URF will head the Eastern Africa Roads Maintenance Funds Association (ARMFA). 

His election took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, during the member countries’ meeting.

“ARMFA is a governing body of Road Funds in 35 countries in Africa. The East Africa region covers Kenya, Rwanda Burundi, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zanzibar; Tanzania and Djibouti,” URF said.

The asset value of roads in the East Africa region whose maintenance is funded by Road Funds in the region exceeds US$120b. The annual maintenance of these roads is US$3b.

Uganda’s Naimanye takes over from Eliud Nyauhenga, the Chief Executive Officer of the Road Funds Board of Tanzania.  

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The term of office for an elected president is two years. In 2025, another election should take place.

But who is Dr Eng. Andrew Naimanya?

Dr Naimanye is a UK Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Civil Engineers. He holds a PhD in Transport Economics, a  Masters’ Degree in Transport Planning, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, all obtained from the University of Leeds, UK.

He is a product of King’s College Budo.

What more is URF saying?

It says, “The election to the Road Funds governing body further highlights Uganda’s commitment to the prioritisation of road maintenance financing and will benefit the country in knowledge sharing and adoption of best practices.”

URF was established by an Act of Parliament in 2008 with a mandate to finance routine and periodic maintenance of public roads in Uganda from road user charges.

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