Kampala: The Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Dr. Jennifer Musisi Semakula has called upon motorists to observe lane discipline, road signage, traffic signals for the safety of every road user.
Speaking at the receiving of Bakuli-Nakulabye- Kasubi road from China Railway Seventh Group Company. Limited (CRSG) the contractor that has been working upgrading it, Musisi said, the road will contribute to the improvement of urban mobility for inclusive economic growth.
“For all the new roads that we have constructed, we are installing solar lights mainly for purposes of sustainability, So far, we have installed over 1290 solar lights across the city,”
The five-year project, whose implementation started in May 2015, is funded by World Bank and constructed under the Second Kampala Infrastructural and Institutional Development Project (KIIDP-2) seeking to enhance infrastructural and institutional capacity of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and the entire project cost US $183.7 million (Shs100 billion)
She revealed that Kampala has a total Road network of 2110 kilometers of which 578 kilometers are paved while 1532 kilometers are unpaved, “all major roads in the city will be upgraded,” she added.
Further said KCCA will massively invest in the refurbishment of KCCA schools, hospitals, Kajjansi flyovers among other projects that are yet to start.
Meanwhile Mr. Li Wanhong, the project manager of China Railway Seventh Group Company. Limited (CRSG) lauded KCCA for offering them a contract to handle that project and apologized for delayed execution of their work saying the Authority had to compensate people who demanded much money.
Executed KCCA projects include: Bukoto stretcher, fair way traffic lights, Makerere hill road, among others.