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Background / History

The Roads Authority (RA) is one of the two organizations (the other is the Road Fund Administration (RFA)) which was born out of the separation of functions of the then National Roads Authority (NRA). RA was established by an Act of Parliament No. 3 of 2006. Though it is an independent statutory company, the organisation reports to the Minister of Transport and Public Works.

The purpose of the company is to construct, rehabilitate and maintain of public roads (15,000 kms).

The Authority has a core staff of 150 comprising of engineers and support staff manning the Head office and three other Regional offices. The Regional Offices were established to ensure better management and monitoring of road works and offer better services to road users.


The Roads Authority was established by an Act of Parliament No. 3 of 2006. Apart from the Act RA is guided in its operations by other Acts governing organizations it interacts with in its day to day operations.

The RFA Act, Employement Equity Act, Labour Act are some of the Acts that guide and regulate the activities of RA.

The Roads Authority has some service level agreement with other stakeholders in the roads sector like the Local Authorities under which the district and city assemblies fall. Being a leader in the Road industry, the RA will continue to play a key role in ensuring that policies and standards are followed and ensure the best practices in the construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of all roads.




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