From Humble Beginnings to Building Dreams: 15 Years of Rostwa Engineers


The story of Rostwa Engineers isn’t your typical tale of corporate giants. Ours began in a single room, not in a gleaming high-rise, but in Kitgum Town, Uganda, back in December 2008. Fueled by ambition and a shared vision, two friends, Eng. Obwor Emmanuel and Mwaka Isaac Phillip, dreamt of using their engineering expertise to make a real difference.

From St. Joseph’s Hospital to Rostwa Engineers Limited:

Their journey began at St. Joseph’s Hospital. As their contracts there neared completion, the spark of entrepreneurship ignited. Rostwa (derived from Roads, Structures, Water) was born – a name symbolizing the foundation they envisioned for Uganda’s future.

A Decade of Growth and Milestones (2009-2019):

Some of the staff during a retreat in Garuga

The early years were a testament to hard work and resilience. Under the leadership of Mr. Onen John Norbert from 2009 to 2016, Rostwa steadily grew its portfolio. In 2017, with Eng. Obwor taking the helm, the company relocated its headquarters to Entebbe, laying the groundwork for further expansion.

The year 2019 marked a significant milestone – a decade of successful projects and a team brimming with pride. As they celebrated at their Entebbe offices, a new vision emerged – the dream of a permanent home for Rostwa.

Building the Future, Brick by Brick (2019-2024):

Dreams have a way of turning into reality. In 2022, Rostwa Engineers proudly opened its main offices in Mpala, Entebbe. This new space symbolizes not just growth, but a commitment to the future.

15 Years and Beyond: The Legacy Continues

From a single room in Kitgum to a thriving engineering firm, Rostwa’s journey is a testament to the power of friendship, dedication, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Today, as we celebrate 15 years, we look back with immense pride at the schools, hospitals, and vital infrastructure projects that stand as testaments to our work.

But our story isn’t over. We are filled with excitement as we look towards the next chapter. With a commitment to sustainable practices, innovative solutions, and a passion for building a brighter East Africa, Rostwa Engineers is poised to make a lasting impact for years to come.