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OP-ED: How Company Values for Organisations Like UNRA shape their success

UNRA values like safety, integrity, teamwork Excellence and customer centric are responsible for their effective management of over 4,233km paved roads,16,693km unpaved roads, more than 324 bridges and over 13 ferries crossing along national road network plus more than 10 weigh bridges, all under their jurisdiction and watchful eyes of the managers.

In the initial years of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) in 2008, the organization was not yet stabilised that is why it was engrossed in many corruption syndicates that almost wrecked the institution mandated by parliament to manage our roads needs as per our development plan frame work.

Good enough, government come and nipped the situation in the bud. Many managers were investigated and prosecuted. The cause of the problem was probably the entity had not spelt out it’s values to first the workers and to the public.

UNRA values like safety, integrity, teamwork Excellence and customer centric are responsible for their effective management of over 4,233km paved roads,16,693km unpaved roads, more than 324 bridges and over 13 ferries crossing along national road network plus more than 10 weigh bridges, all under their jurisdiction and watchful eyes of the managers.

Having clear company values helps you ensure that all your employees are working towards the same goals. Your core values support the company’s vision and shape its culture. That’s why every single business decision should be aligned with these values.

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A business without core values isn’t really an organization. How can you build great teams, deliver excellent customer service and foster innovation if you haven’t defined and shared your company values with your employees?

Thank you UNRA for your repetitive performance, you have reason showed the cause why government saw it wise to create a robust independent entity from the Works ministry to be in charge of our roads network.

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Ben Ssebuguzi is a certified Public Awareness graduate from Public Opinion international and Secretary General of Uganda poor youth movement.



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