The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has declared the temporary closure of crucial road junctions in the city for necessary reconstruction. Mbuya junction along PortBell Road, connecting Kampala to Bugolobi, Nakawa, and Luzira, will be closed for five days from November 11th to November 15th, 2023.
A statement from KCCA urges motorists to consider alternative routes indicated by diversion signs on the roads. This closure has caused inconvenience for many drivers and cyclists who must navigate through diversions. To minimize delays, road users are advised to plan their travels in the affected areas accordingly. KCCA has issued an apology for any inconvenience caused.
During a press conference on November 9th, 2023, KCCA Executive Director, Dorothy Kisaka, addressed key city issues. Among them, she highlighted ongoing preparations for hosting the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) conference, emphasizing road maintenance, physical planning, flood-prone area management, and initiatives supporting street children and vendors.
Kisaka shared that the sh78b development funding released by the government is allocated to efforts such as road maintenance. Collaboration with the UPDF Engineering brigade aims to fix roads and eliminate potholes. Plans include installing streetlights along 30 km of roads, removing illegal structures, and intensifying rescue operations for street children.
Additionally, KCCA aims to improve roads in Busega market to enhance its functionality. Kisaka urged street operators to relocate to markets, with Kisekka soon to be opened. Addressing concerns about street cleaners, she assured the public that KCCA is working with recognized cleaning groups, Community Saccos, and 7 Hills. Payment processes are being streamlined, with a commitment to paying them promptly through their Saccos by November 15th, 2023, despite occasional delays due to administrative factors.