Mirama Hills UG / Kagitumba RWA

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LOCATION

Mirama Hills is located in Ntungamo District, Ankole sub-region. The town is at Uganda’s border with Rwanda and lies very close to where the borders of Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania intersect. It is approximately 350 kilometres (220 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. This is approximately 30 kilometres (19 mi), by road, southeast of Ntungamo, the administrative center and the largest town in the district.

WHY

The Mirama Hills road route offers a shorter and less difficult route to Rwanda than passing through the Katuna/Gatuna border post. Operationalisation of a one stop border post at Kagitumba and Mirama Hills is expected to decrease the time for goods to be transported between Kampala and Kigali and increase the volume of traffic using this route.

  • IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

    Uganda Revenue Authority
  • RESULTS

    Baseline Data

    Kagitumba to Mirama Hills: 1 hour 47 minutes

    Baseline: 2012

    After

    Kagitumba to Mirama Hills: 15 minutes (86% time saving)

    Time & Traffic Survey: 2017

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CONTACT

  • Border Manager Mirama Hills, Uganda Revenue Authority.

    Tel:+256 41 744 2097 / +256 41 744 5050

    Email: info@ura.go.ug

    Website: ura.go.ug

    Facebook: URAuganda

    Twitter: URAuganda

LOCATION

Kagitumba is located in Nyagatare District, Eastern Province, at the border with the Republic of Uganda. Its location lies very close and is immediately west of the geographical point where the International borders of Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda intersect. This location is approximately 38 kilometres (24 mi), by road, northeast of Nyagatare, the location of the district headquarters. Kagitumba lies approximately 136 kilometres (85 mi), by road, northeast of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

WHY

Kagitumba OSBP is one of the projects under improved Physical Market Access established with aim of contributing to reducing the time to transport goods between Uganda and Rwanda, and therefore also contribute to reducing trade costs in East Africa. Kagitumba OSBP connects to Ntungamo road through Mirama Hills OSBP. The route through this OSBP is considered to offer a shorter and less difficulty to/from Rwanda than passing through the Katuna/Gatuna border post. “It is anticipated that up to 60% of the heavy commercials vehicles (trucks) and passengers cars especially buses will divert to Kagitumba/ Mirama Hills Border Post once the construction of OSBP at Kagitumba/Mirama Hills and Ntungamo-Mirama Hills Road is completed” DFID feasibility study on Kagitumba/Mirama hills 2009. Operationalisation of a One Stop Border Post concept at Kagitumba and Mirama Hills started end December 2015. The pilot Time and Traffic study, within three months of operationalisation showed a reduction in clearance time of 25%. The end of Project Time and Traffic survey planned to take place in October is expected to see a reduction in clearance time by 30%. Current statistics vehicle traffic statistics (Comparing 2015 before operationalisation and 2016-August 2017), show that there been consistent increase in traffic numbers by 12% from 2015 to 2016. Source: RRA data.

  • IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

    Uganda Revenue Authority

  • RESULTS

    Baseline Data

    Mirama Hills to Kagitumba: 5 hours

    Baseline: 2012

    After

    Mirama Hills to Kagitumba

    Crossing Time: 1 hour 25 minutes (72% time saving)

    Completion: 2017

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