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Wed, 12 Jun

Govt allocates 265 Billion to construct roads in Mukono district.

12 June 2024
Government earmarks a total of 265 billion shillings to tarmac the feeder road network, the drainage system and build markets in Mukono District in the next five years.
State minister for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs Kabuye Kyofatogabye made the revelation during a stakeholder’s engagement at Alvers Hotel in Mukono.
Kyofatogabye says the money will be used to tarmac over 50 kilometers of feeder roads in Mukono district under the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area Urban Development Program.
“The roads in the district will be advertised in July and the design view consultants are winding up with activities of assessment and survey and will be communicating to us . Our target to run the adverts in the first week of July and by November, civil works starts.” Kyofatogabye said.
Kyofatogabye says by constructing these roads, government aims at linking Kampala with the surrounding areas including Mukono, Nansana, Mpigi and Kira by decongesting them.
The Under Secretary Ministry of Kampala Monicah Edemachu tasks local leaders to engage communities to also contributing to the project by giving about two meters of their land for expansion of the road.
‘’We want leaders to speak to residents to give us the right of way so we can develop these areas. They should know that if the roads are developed, their areas will develop and plots of land will go up in terms of value. Everyone should therefore support this program,” Edemachu said.
Story by
Wycliffe Sebunya

Mon, 10 Jun

Child right actors want a rescue mission for children on streets.

10 June 2024
Advocates of Child rights propose that government puts in place a rescue mission for children on the streets, resettle them and roll out a skills empowerment program.
The NGOs working with street connected children beieve this is one of the viable measures to rising cases of criminal gangs in the country.
This as the country realizes a rise in criminal gangs with children in teen years involved in criminal acts like beating up people and robbing them of their valuables in broad day light
The Founder Rescue Foundation for Children at Risk Sanyu Roberts warns that government’s continued silence and sidelining of street kids has led to increased criminality.
He now calls for viable policies that will ensure the plight of street children is urgently addressed.

Mon, 10 Jun

Govt to construct feeder road network in Nansana Municipality.

10 June 2024
Government finalizes plans for the construction of the feeder road network in Nansana Municipality with a total of 200 billion shillings set aside for the project.
State Minister for Kampala Metropolitan Affairs Kabuye Kyofatogabye says through the World Bank’s Funded Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area Urban Development program a total of 50 kilometers will be constructed.
The five year program being implemented through the Office of the President — Ministry of Kampala Capital City Authority and Metropolitan Affairs intends to improve institutional capacity in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area to increase access to improved infrastructure and services.
Kyofatogabye says this will help reduce and relieve the main roads of traffic jam in the municipality hence easing transport.
“Despite being a large municipal council, it has few tarmacked roads, its problems are mainly roads , work stations and drainage system, all these are going to be addressed through the Kampala Metropolitan Area Urban Development program” Kyofatogabye said.
He also reveals that under the program, a number of roads will be constructed , a total of three markets will be constructed and also improve the Municipality’s drainage system.
This during a Stakeholder’s engagement about the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area Urban Development Master plan at Nansana Municipal Head offices.
For her part, Nansana Municipality Mayor Regina Bakitte says the development will help improve interconnectivity, reduce traffic congestion and the criminality.
“ Nansana is one of the biggest Municipalities in Uganda, most of the traffic comes from Nansana , because I have a gateway to Sudan, I have a gateway to Hoima , I have a gateway to Mukono, so this program is going to decongest the main roads” said Bakitte.
Bakitte note that tarmacking the roads will help in reducing traffic congestion in the municipality and criminality.
Story by
Wycliffe Sebunya.