PUBLISHED — 28th, November 2023

Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the Special Presidential Advisor on Special Operations, conducted his second visit today to inspect the ongoing roadrehabilitation works in Kampala's Central Business District. 

The inspection aimed to evaluate the ongoing efforts to revamp the city's infrastructure, with a particular focus on key roads affected by potholes.

Upon his arrival in Kampala, Gen Muhoozi was warmly received at Kiyembe Lane by the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director, Dorothy Kisaka, and Engineer David Luyimbazi, the KCCA Deputy Executive Director, along with other KCCA engineers. 

The visit commenced with a tour of the refurbished Kiyembe traders' lane, where local traders expressed their gratitude for the improved infrastructure.

The Special Forces Command's (SFC) Construction Regiment embarked onplan last month to address the pothole issue, targeting 19,324 square meters (approximately 3 kilometers) in the Central Division. The ambitious timeline set for completion is mid-December 2023.

Major roads targeted for rehabilitation include; Prince Charles Drive, Elizabeth Avenue, Wampewo Avenue, John Babiha, Lower and Upper Kololo Terraces, Impala Avenue, Nile Avenue, Colville, Kimathi Avenue, and the Kiyembe Lane, among others.

The focus is on not just patching potholes but conducting a thorough reconstruction of sub-base, base, and the wearing course, the upper layer of the roadway.

During the inspection, SFC engineers provided insights into the progress made thus far, acknowledging the challenges posed by persistent rainfall. 

The adverse weather conditions have slowed down construction efforts.

As Gen Muhoozi traversed downtown Kampala, a crowd gathered along the streets and balconies, expressing their enthusiasm by waving at him. 

He walked along Luwum Street, William Street and Wilson Street before going to Old Kampala and Kololo.

Despite the weather-induced obstacles, Gen Muhoozi remained optimistic about the project's significance in enhancing the city's infrastructure and ensuring a smoother commuting experience for residents.

The commitment to revitalizing Kampala's roads reflects a broader initiative to elevate the city's urban landscape, underscoring the government's dedication to improving the quality of life for its citizens.

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