The Fairway Junction has tremendously eased the flow of cars during rush hours
EC Village Verification

The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has said it will hold a two day mid-term review for the US$183.7 million Second Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project (KIIDP II) between December 14-15, 2017.

According to a statement by KCCA, delegates at the meeting will assess progress and determine whether the project is achieving its intended objectives.

“It is only logical to stop and take stock of an activity to ascertain it is on the right path. Likewise, plans for the remaining period of the project are defined at this point,” the Authority says in a public statement.

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The KCCA officials further say the outcome of the mid-term evaluation will guide future them in implementing infrastructure and institutional development programs.  “It may also result into the identification of funding gaps and opportunities,” they say.

Two reports will be presented for discussion by independent firms.  The reports scientifically assess the quality and strategic relevance of the project.

“A comparison of the results achieved so far with the objectives and milestones expressed in the original project plan will be presented to key stakeholders at the workshop. KCCA will also utilize this opportunity to engage stakeholders on key issues concerning service delivery in the City,” statement adds.

Achievements

Over the past two years, the KIIDP 2 has seen city roads and junctions were widened and constructed plus associated infrastructure at Fairway, Kira – Bukoto, Bwaise, Makerere Hill Road, and current works on Bakuli-Nankulabye-Kasubi road. Officials say a multi model Urban Transport Master Plan was developed as well as a Drainage Master Plan updated.

More so, they say, an automated register of all properties and roads in the city was established in Central and Nakawa Division.

“Revenue administration in KCCA was streamlined with projected annual income of Shs19 billion; Meanwhile, a city address system was created with streets named and buildings numbered to ease delivery of services,” the statement reads in part.

Challenges

Officials say the project encountered some challenges during its implementation such as delayed handover of road sections either because property owners are out of the country or properties have encumbrances such as mortgages and family wrangles. Other bottlenecks, according to officials, include delayed relocation of utilities, vandalism of infrastructure such as road signs, and more.

 

Performance Rating

Despite the challenges, officials at KCCA say the overall performance of the KIIDP 2 is rated as satisfactory by the World Bank.  The project is funded by the World Bank and the Government of Uganda.