Construction of a Modern Bus/Taxi Park in Lira Municipal Council


Amount Raised


Total Investors

Project Overview

Lira Bus park has a total land size of about 14870m2 and surrounded by 0.9 km2 road networks. It can currently accommodate over 1000 vehicles. It has over 185 lock ups and shops. The bus park employs over 1000 business people. this bus park was constructed over 50 years ago with very old infrastructure. Redeveloping this bus will increase the income through improved infrastructures and other social amenities such as adequate.


  • Transport & Mobility
Funding Goal


  • To upgrade the buildings surrounding the bus park into modern storied structures for businesses and Hotel rooms
  • To reconstruct and widen the parking spaces for buses and other vehicles from about 200 vehicles to 500 vehicles
  • To redevelop the market facility in the bus park into a modern one
  • To improve the sanitation within the bus park, develop road network linking the bus park

Progress Tracker


  • Phase 1 (Completed)

    Proposal development, Feasibility Study, Business Plan

  • Phase 2


  • Phase 3


  • Phase 4


  • Phase 5


  • Phase 6


Current Stage

Feasibility Assessment: Proof of concept, economic model, licensing and approvals obtained. Clearly presents rationale and identifies technical and financial challenges.



Project Milestones

  • This project is expected to be completed in 2 years.
  • Preliminary Design, Display of the preliminary design for stakeholders’ feedback , Detailed Designs and Bill of Quantities, Tender Preparation, Procurement Process will take 6 months.
  • Implementation, Monitoring the construction processes, Commissioning will take 18 months

ESG Impact

The development of Lira Bus park will contribute to the achievement of the National Development Plan II (NDP II) goal and priorities. The NDPIII goal is to propel the country towards middle income status by 2020 through strengthening the country’s competitiveness for sustainable wealth creation, employment and inclusive growth. One of the NDP III key priorities is increasing the stock and quality of strategic infrastructure to accelerate the country’s competitiveness. According to Uganda National Physical Planning standards and guidelines 2010, Public parking spaces should be provided in urban areas within residential areas, industrial zones, commercial zones, and social facilities, recreation and sports areas. In the Central Business District, commercial and business zones, multi-storey car parking should be considered as a long term prospect. The principle objective is to ensure that adequate off-street parking is provided to discourage parking on-street and hence maintain existing levels of service and safety. Any other support which may be available for this project includes, Technical staff of Lira MC, Financial support such as locally raised revenues and political support inform advocacy and sensitization of the community. Significant positive development effects can result from the development of a new business. The bus park infrastructures and facilities have the potential to shape urban development by fostering accessibility to employment and economic centers, increasing property values and creating more livable places. These new developments will have numerous uses, emphasizing a greater mix of activities including housing, employment, retail, and leisure activities. The revenues generated by Lira MC from this Bus park will be used for constructing other infrastructures such as roads, school facilities, and improving health facilities in Lira MC. This bus park will also contribute to reduce traffic congestion in Lira City.


Reconstruction of Lira Bus Park is expected to create employment opportunities to potential users include; Bus/Taxi Companies (5000), Hotel companies (4000), small and medium enterprises such as retail shops (1000), market vendors (2000), drug shops/Pharmacies and clinics (500), Boda-boda riders (4000), fuel dealers (100), produce dealers (200), passengers, among others. The revenues generated by Lira MC from this Bus park will increase from the current 1.2b to nearly 14 billion annually. be used for constructing other infrastructures such as roads, school facilities, and improving health facilities in Lira MC. This bus park will also contribute to reduce traffic congestion in Lira City. The revenues generated by Lira MC from this Bus park will be used for constructing other infrastructures such as roads, school facilities, and improving health facilities in Lira MC. This bus park will also contribute to reduce traffic congestion in Lira City.

SDG Goals

SDG 1: No PovertySDG 2: Zero HungerSDG 3: Good Health and Well-beingSDG 4: Quality EducationSDG 5: Gender EqualitySDG 6: Clean Water and SanitationSDG 7: Affordable and Clean EnergySDG 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthSDG 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureSDG 10: Reduced InequalitySDG 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesSDG 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionSDG 13: Climate ActionSDG 14: Life Below WaterSDG 15: Life on LandSDG 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsSDG 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goals


The revenues generated by Lira Municipality from this bus park will be used to improve sanitation, construct more infrastructures and attain city status. Employment created by this project will improve on household incomes of the employees hence improving health and well-being, reducing poverty and hence contributing to economic growth.

Risks and Limitations

What are the key risks, constraints and dependencies related to the project?

Changing central government policy on setting licence prices for buses and taxi operating in the bus park, Frequent motor accidents due to poor road conditions, old buses, competition from other bus companies based outside Lira Municipality.

Risk mitigation and continuity

The project revenues will be used to expand services such as roads hence widening road network. The council will use the existing staffing structures to manage the bus park, hence reducing cost operations. The Council will charge fairly low rental cost on it buildings/rooms, hence making it more attractive as compared to other competitors.


Type of Investment


Financing Structure

Entirely Publicly Financed

Secured Investment

The $320,000.00 dollars generated annually from the current bus park is being used to maintain the old structures and clean the bus park

Committed Government Funding

Yes. $13,000.00

National and Subnational Investors

This funding is provided by Central Government to Lira Municipal Council to pay for salaries

Committed Private Funding



Technical Support Required

We will require detailed architectural designs of the buspark. we will also require experienced contractors and supervising contractors.


Governmental Buy-in

Yes. Subnational/regional level.

Other Forms of Governmental Support

Technical Support from Lira Municipality staff, Free Land with title, Political mobilization, security, policies, law enforcement.

National Ministries Involved

Ministry of Lands Housing and urban Development. Hon Betty Amongi, Minister of Lands.

SubNational Ministries Involved

Lira Municipality.

Other Entities Involved

Lira Municipal Council Councilors headed by Mayor

Licenses and Permits


Local Government Act, Lira Municipal Council Approvals


  • 10th February 2020

    Cities Investment Platform in progress - updates pending

  • 10th February 2020

    Project featured on the Cities Investment Platform, which was launched at the Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10)

Supporting Documents

No supporting documents included.



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