Eng Kitaka outlines his KCCA plan

Improving traffic flow in Kampala city is key on Eng Andrew Kitaka’s plan of action as acting Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).

At his maiden press conference, Kitaka said he is going prioritise the rehabilitation of roads under the last batch of the second Kampala Institutional Infrastructure Development Projects (KIIDP II).

“KCCA looks forward to Improving the quality of the city road network for enhanced connectivity and Mobility, and Institutional efficiency,” Eng Kitaka said.

These roads to be worked on are, Kulambiro Ring road and its extension (5.7 km), Nakawa-Ntinda Road (2.8km) this road is going to be dualed-four lanes, Acacia Road (1.4km) or John Babiha, this one is also going to be widened- four lanes from Golf Course to Kamwokya, Kabusu- Bunamwaya roads (8.06km) and Lukuli Road (7.7km) stretching from Mobutu Road to Munyonyo.

This will also include signaling of 13 junctions including “Ntinda Junction, Matyr’s Way Junction, Ssemawata Junction, Ntinda 2 Junction, Lower Kololo Terace Junction, Upper Kololo Terrace Junction, Mabua Road Junction, Sturrock Road, Acacia Avenue Junction, Kabusu / Masaka Rd Junction, Lweza/ Entebbe Junction, Lukuli Road/ Kayemba Junction, Masaka Road Junction.

These particular works had failed to kick-off as had been planned because KCCA had not compensated land owners along some roads.

Eng Kitaka now says the authority has secured land freely from land owners.

KIIDP II is a World Bank funded project budgeted at $183.7 million (Shs 679.6 billion).

The five year projected started in May 2015 and seeks to enhance infrastructure and institutional capacity of KCCA, and improve urban mobility for inclusive economic growth.

Eng. Kitaka further revealed plans to do emergency repairs on different roads across the city for instance, Binaisa road and Mulago Junctions, Bandali Rise junction with Luthuli village (Village mall access), Fifth street Rehabilitation, Port bell maintenance, Masaka road drainage,Re habitation of Salaama Roads and accesses and restoration of Natete Junction traffic  lights.

Kitaka also made mention of an ongoing plan to partner with Africa Development Bank to fund construction of 80km roads in the City.

KCCA is also in talks with the Department for International Development (DFID) of the UK to fund rehabilitation of 300 km of City Road and maintain them for 15 years.