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A Brief History

For anyone considering doing business in Uganda, think ROKO. ROKO Construction Limited was founded in 1969 and is today one of Uganda's leading Construction and Civil Engineering Groups. The late Max Rohrer and Rainer Kohler, with 50 years combined experience in Africa, made a commitment to assist in Uganda's prosperity and development when they founded ROKO.

Max Rohrer Portrait
Late Mr. Max Rohrer
1935 - 2005
Rainer Koehler Portrait
Late Mr. Rainer Gottlieb Koehler
1931 - 2013

Together with technical and commercial directors and over 40 qualified civil and site engineers, Rohrer and Kohler led ROKO to the forefront of the construction industry to emerge as the principal contractor in Uganda, and by 2001, we operated only in Uganda and Tanzania but Uganda has now developed to be a hub for activities in neighbouring countries and we have now heavily invested in Rwanda, Eastern Congo and South Sudan.

ROKO Construction Limited had groomed into a self-sufficient company in the majority of construction disciplines and provides employment for an average of 1800 people, placing great emphasis on training its technicians and craftsmen to produce an exceptionally high standard of workmanship. Materials are produced locally and from the Preferential Trade Area wherever possible, and imports are facilitated by ROKO's association with the SAI Trading Company in Europe.

We have a wide variety and quantity of earthmoving and construction equipment available, including traxcavators, bulldozers, dumptrucks, compactors, dragline/cranes to execute most types of Civil/Road works, together with all equipment necessary for general construction of high-rise buildings.

Establishment: Registered in Uganda Since July, 1969

Facilities: Administration Offices at Central, Central Purchasing Operations Base, Carpentry Workshop (Kawempe, Kampala), Mechanical Workshop, Plumbing & Electrical Sections, Pre-Fabricated & Pre-cast Concrete Production, Reinforcing Steel Cutting & Bending, Structural Steel Fabrication, Aluminium Production Workshop.

Available Manpower:
Senior Director with more than 35 years of Construction Experience, 1 Swiss
Directors with wide varied working Experience in Africa, 1 Swiss
Managing Director with Experience in Technical and Commercial fields, 1 Swiss
Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineers, 1 Swiss, 1 British, 1 Indian, 3 Philipinos, 24 Ugandans
Chief Mechanical Engineers/Mechanics, 1 Philipino, 2 Ugandans
Joinery Specialists, 3 Philipinos, 10 Ugandans
Executive Administrative Staff, 2 Swiss, 2 Indians, 1 Philipino, 1 Rwandese, 15 Ugandans
Quantity Surveyors/Draftsmen, 2 British, 1 Indian, 2 Kenyan, 10 Ugandans
Pre-Cast Concrete Section & Block Yard, 1 Indian
TOTAL NUMBER OF KEY PERSONNEL: 103
TOTAL NUMBER OF STAFF EMPLOYED: 857
TOTAL NUMBER OF STAFF EMPLOYED INCLUDING CASUALS: 2038

Finished Projects:

ProjectClient(US$)Consultant
Refurbishment of Ministries Buildings Juba, South Sudan Government of South Sudan 15.0 Mio GIBB Africa Limited Nairobi-Kenya
Construction of New US Compound, US Embassy - Rwanda US Dept. of State 8.81 Mio B. L. Harbert Kigali - Rwanda
Construction of Taxiway at Goma Airport, DRC MONUC, DR Congo Goma - DR Congo 2.1 Mio Groupe Batimeuble Kinshasa
Extension and Refurbishment at Bank of Kigali, Rwanda Bank of Kigali, Rwanda 6.0 Mio ARICO S.a.r.l Kigali, Rwanda
Construction of Biscuit Factory Kawempe - Kampala AYA Bakery (U) Limited 0.6 Mio Nsubuga and Associates Ltd Kampala
Construction of Office Block Kawempe - Kampala Pan afric Impex (U) Limited 0.5 Mio Nsubuga and Associates Ltd Kampala
Construction of USAID/MSGQ Annex, US Embassy - Kampala US Dept. of State 6.72 Mio B. L. Harbert International USA
Construction of ROKO Construction Flats, Kololo - Kampala ROKO Construction Ltd 3.5 Mio In-house
Partitioning and Other Civil Works- New & Old Buildings, Kampala - Uganda Bank of Uganda, Kampala 0.5 Mio Multi-Konsults Ltd Kampala
Alterations to Entrance and Reception Area at Embassy Office, Kigali British Embassy, Rwanda 0.1 Mio Triad Architects EA Architects EA
Interior Refurbish of Lift Lobbies and Parking Area at Rwenzori Courts, Kampala Rwenzori Properties Ltd 0.2 Mio Triad Architects EA Architects EA
Erection and Completion of Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) ESAMI 3.93 Mio AAKI Consultants Nairobi - Kenya

References:All current and previous clients may be contacted for a reference, including:

M/S. W.H. Ssentoogo + Partners
Architects + Planning Consultants
Plot 3, Nakasero Hill Road
P.O. Box 4941 Kampala.
M/S. Symbion International
Architects & Interior Designers
7th Floor, Jubilee Insurance Centre
Parliament Avenue
P.O. Box 7671 Kampala.
Barclays Bank Uganda Limited
Managing Director
Plot 2/4, Hannington Road Kampala
P.O. Box 7101 Kampala
+256 (0) 312 218348
Mr. G. W. Kasibante
Dudley Kasibante & Partners
2nd Floor, NITCO House
Plot 40 Bombo Road
P.O. Box 8963 Kampala
DFCU Bank Uganda Limited
Managing Director
Plot 26 Kyadondo
Nakasero Road
P.O. Box 21091 Kampala
Multi Konsults Limited
Managing Director
Plot 26 Clement Hill Road
P.O Box 5390 Kampala