Regarded as the “voice” of the construction industry, UNABCEC is one of the most visible organizations in Uganda that actively advocates for the industry.

From activities affecting contractors’ participation in public procurement to policy and legal matters affecting the sector, UNABCEC regularly lobbies Government on behalf of her members to ensure fair and transparent practices in the construction business.

In our letter dated 27th April 2022, the Association petitioned the Speaker of Parliament of Uganda on issues of delayed payments which contractors on government projects are faced with. We consequently met the Committee on Physical Infrastructure on 11th May 2022 to share more details on how the delayed payments were affecting the construction industry. (CLICK HERE for key takeaways of the engagement)

UNABCEC delegation led by the President, Mr. JamesOne Olonya in the meeting with Parliamentary Committee on Physical Infrastructure.

As a result of this engagement, Ministry of Finance made an additional release of funds to clear outstanding certificates and invoices as per their letter below.

Following this release, UNABCEC Secretariat is now engaging individual entities to ensure timely payment to contractors is prioritzed.

This thus comes to invite all UNABCEC members having outstanding payments with government entities (for example MoES, MoH, MWE, MoWT, KCCA, etc) to submit their certified payment certificates to by 10th June 2022 to backup our submissions as we follow up on your behalf. We have received some submissions in relation to Ministry of Education and Sports.

Be active in these efforts or at least be kept apprised of what is being done on your behalf!!