Many Laud Newly Completed Kira-Kabira RoadPUBLISHED — 24-Apr-2017
Social media is awash with messages of gratitude following the newly completed Kira Road and Kabira Junction in Bukoto, Kampala. A fully lit four lane road with three junctions mounted with traffic light signals was inaugurated ahead of Easter by KCCA, on April 13th, 2017.
“I am pleased to yet again handover a new road to residents of Kampala. We are indeed transforming our city with quality urban roads,” said Dr. Jennifer Musisi, KCCA Executive Director. “We have received positive messages on our social media pages from satisfied road users. Messages of eased traffic flow and a glamorous Bukoto. I now appeal to all of us to observe road signs and traffic signals.”
Kira road and Kabira Junction is the second to be completed under this project, following the completion of Fairway junction in January 2017. This new infrastructure is financed under the Second Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project. This five year project worth US$183.7 Million is funded by the World Bank and Government of Uganda, and is implemented under KCCA. Other roads nearing completion are Mambule Road, Bwaise Junction, and Makerere Hill Road.
Recall that you have indicated that the site is handed over! This fully fledged urban road has environmentally-friendly solar powered street lights and walkways for safety. The four-lane-road has in built drainage, signage, and traffic light signals. However, some works such as landscaping and access to the Brown Flats await completion by end June 2017.
Mayor, Ronald Balimwezo Nsubuga of Nakawa Division welcomed the new road saying, “I nearly lost my leg in an accident that is why I value a good road. I thank the residents of Bukoto for supporting the upgrading of Kira-Kabira road to what we see today. I urge all of us to embrace and support development in our city, because the benefits are enormous.” Mayor Balimwezo said, the construction and upgrading of roads within Nakawa division will significantly ease movement, provide safety for road users and increase the value of properties and income.
A number of roads, junctions and drainage channels have been designed under the KIIDP2 project and will be constructed as and when the necessary funding is available. KCCA is planning to undertake the construction of some of the designed roads and drainages by use of funds under the KIIDP2 project. t. The project aims to enhance infrastructure and institutional capacity of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and improve urban mobility for inclusive economic growth until December 2019. Construction is due to start on Bakuli-Nankulabye-Kasubi road, plus roads where communities are being engaged to avail land such as Acacia –John Babiiha, Kulumbiro, Nakawa-Ntinda, Lukuli, and Kabuusu-Bunamwaya-Lweza.
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