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Mission Statement

To design, construct and maintain Government buildings in the most cost effective manner that will stimulate economic growth, poverty alleviation and the reduction of HIV AIDS.

Goals and Objectives

The objectives of the department is to construct government buildings in an efficient and cost effective manner, maintain and enhance the value of government buildings, ensure provision of accommodation to government in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Mandate

The Buildings Department (BD) is responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of all government institutional and residential buildings. The department serves as an implementation agency for all government ministries/departments capital programme.

To carry out its obligations, the Department makes use of its own design office to carry out the designs or commissions private consultants if necessary. The decision to implement the designs in-house or letting it out depends on the nature of the project and the department’s workload at the time. For construction and rehabilitation, it lets out work on contract to private firms. For maintenance the department makes use of its maintenance units.

The department’s headquarters is made up of seven divisions namely, Architectural, Structural and Civil, Quantity Surveying, Contracts, Construction, Maintenance, Electrical. In addition, the department has five (5) depots based in Mbabane, Manzini, Piggs Peak, Nhlangano and Siteki. There is also an Electrical depot in Mbabane and a sub depot at Mankayane

Chief Buildings Engineer: Mr. Mkhululi Mamba

Postal Address:
P. O. Box 58
Mbabane                               
Swaziland

Physical Address
Ministry of Public Works & Transport Building                       
Mhlambanyatsi Road
Mbabane

Telephone Number:(+268) 2409 9122
Fax Number :            (+268) 2404 5825

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Mission Statement

To provide, maintain and improve a safe reliable and environmental sustainable road network that will stimulate sociology-economic development, job creation and reduced road user costs.

VISION

To become the most essential government department, strategically responding to national challenges of the road network in the kingdom and be viewed as such by all stakeholders.

POLICIES AND GOALS OF THE DEPARTMENT

National Transport Policy

Poverty Reduction Strategy and Action Plan

Construction Policy

Implementation

To fulfill its mission, The Roads Department studies, analyses, design, upgrades, constructs and maintains the National Road Network. comprised approx 1500 km of main roads and approx 2268.64 km of district roads.  It carries out those functions through a combination of professional services and in-house personnel and equipment.

Analyses and designs are usually performed by registered engineering consultants,  Most physical work of upgrading and constructing roads is also let out to contract by contractors registered in Swaziland.

Road maintenance is currently carried out by contract and by the Roads Department's own Districts Maintenance Districts.  There are four districts for the entire nation with each district having several Road Camps.  The maintenance units are responsible for basic routine road maintenance, that which must be done over and over each year, such as pothole patching, vegetation control, keeping drainage clear, etc.

However the periodic maintenance, that which only needs to be done once every few years is mainly performed by contract.  Examples of this kind of road maintenance activities listed below.

Resealing – Necessary to keep the asphalt paved roads from drying out and sometimes to correct small irregularities in the road surface

Regravelling - When the gravel surface layer has lost most of the required thickness it must be replaced to prevent more serious damage to the roadway.

Road Reserve - The road shoulders, drainage, guardrail, drainage are also important for the extended life of the road.

Road Marking – Road marking is an important safety feature for motorists and must be repainted when it wears too thin.

Small Culverts & Bridges - Sometimes culverts and small bridges become clogged and must be cleaned and repaired.

Chief Roads Engineer: Mr. Vincent  B.  Dlamini

 

Postal Address:
P. O. Box 58
Mbabane                               
Swaziland

Physical Address
Ministry of Public Works & Transport Building                       
Mhlambanyatsi Road
Mbabane

Telephone Number:(+268) 2409 9105
Fax Number:       (+268) 2404 5825
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Mission Statement

The Department’s mission is to provide safe, efficient, effective, reliable and market driven passenger and freight operations that best meet the needs of the customers and are in support of government strategies for economic and social development’.

Mandate

Vehicle Roadworthiness Testing responsible for motor vehicle testing for vehicle roadworthiness certificate in case of change of ownership of vehicles and vehicle fitness certificate for public service vehicles which is done every six months.

Road Transportation Board Secretarial Services for the administration and regulation of the road             transport industry through the permit issuance system.

Enforcement of Legislations on Road Transportation, Road Traffic and Road Safety Acts. Consists of the inspectorate division which is responsible for the enforcement of the Road Transportation Act and the Road Traffic Act.......read more

Learner driver testing and licensing responsible for the testing and licensing of learner drivers.

Road Safety for all Road Users classified as Drivers, Passengers and Pedestrians by focusing mostly on the road infrastructure and the dynamics that involve vehicular traffic......... read more

Objectives

  • To administer the Road Transportation Act No:5 of 2007 and Road Traffic Acts
  • To regulate the transportation industry through a permit system
  • To examine learner drivers for the issuance of driving licences
  • To promote road safety
  • To examine and test vehicles for road worthiness
  • To compile road transport related statistics

Guiding Legislation

  • Road Traffic Act of 2007.
  • Road Transportation Act of 2007.
  • Road Safety Act of 1983.

 

Director (RTD): Mr Mduduzi Lukhele
Physical Address: Ministry of Public Works & Transport Head Quaters Building  Opposite Mbabane Government Hospital
Postal Address: P.O. Box 3642
Mbabane
Swaziland
Telephone Number: (268) 2409 9154
FAX Number: (268) 2404 6828
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