Ministry of Public Works & Transport (Eswatini)
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.
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.
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.See more