Under the NRM Government, Kampala City has been established as a body corporate operating as the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), which has turned a once rotting city into a fast-growing one with new features of modernity.
The party secretariat in a social media statement says emphasis has been on revamping the city infrastructure: roads, markets, road lights and creating order.
“We completed Wandegeya Market, which now has 870 working vendors out of a possible 1,200. We are in the process of re-allocating these work spaces to new vendors. KCCA plans to increase working places in the city by constructing more public markets.”
KCCA will also procure land for the following markets; Kasubi, Kansanga and Nakulabye.
So far it has procured land and is developing funding proposals for the following markets: Usafi, Ntinda, Gaba, Kitintale, Bukoto and Nabutiti. Construction of markets in Kasubi, Nabutiti, Gaba, Kitintale, Bukoto and redevelopment of Nakawa market will create 22,800 work spaces.
KCCA has significantly reduced on the time taken to review and approve building plans from four weeks (30 days) to under (14 days) two weeks.
“We have continued to de-silt and clean drainage areas across the city as a way of promoting public health and undertaken sensitisation campaigns on improving sanitation even at household levels,” the statement says.
This has been done through the sanitation and health week campaigns, end-of-month clean up exercise carried out in the different divisions and the use of different media to encourage city residents to improve hygiene levels in their areas of abode.
“We have put in place an emergency response team for unblocking drainages in flood prone areas. This is because storm water usually carries a lot of debris, which chokes drainages in a very short time leading to flooding. This effort is complimented by teams of drainage de-silters and collection of garbage.”
The NRM Government has made a deliberate effort to rejuvenate the passenger rail services. Upgraded several roads and junctions to increase capacity by specifically:
Upgrade and signalise key junctions and road links in the city under the second phase of the Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Programme (KIIDP II) in line with the five-year Development Plan (2013/14 -2017/18). A total of 28 junctions will be upgraded.
Construct flyovers at Kitgum House and Clock Tower with Mukwano Road being widened to a dual carriageway under financing from the Japanese Loan to the Government of Uganda, Government funding and African Development Bank.
This is expected to start in FY 2016/17.