Uganda is gearing up to host the 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit and the G77+China (Third South) Summit from January 15 to January 23 at the Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala. The summits, anticipated to be attended by various heads of state and government, are set to take place, bringing attention to the country.
Ahead of the high-profile events, the Directorate of Traffic & Road Safety has issued a comprehensive traffic management advisory for those navigating the city during the summit period. The advisory aims to facilitate smooth traffic flow and minimize disruptions for residents.
- Kampala-Entebbe Expressway to Speke Resort Munyonyo (Main Summit Route)
- Kampala-Entebbe Expressway-Northern Bypass-Binaisa Road, Mulago Roundabout-Yusuf Lule-Nile Avenue
The designated summit route, particularly the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway to Speke Resort Munyonyo, will be tightly regulated, with diversions and traffic holding to accommodate local and international flights accessing Kampala or the airport.
- Mpala: Traffic diverted to Entebbe Highway
- Kisubi: Traffic diverted to Nakawuka Road for access to Kampala city
- Kajjansi Flyover: Traffic diverted to use Kajjansi Flyover to Lubowa, Zzana
- Serena-Kigo, Mutungo-Kitiko, Busabala Traffic Lights: Diversions for any vehicle along the Munyonyo Spur
- Munyonyo Roundabout: Security checkpoint and diversion of motorists to Salaama Road and Buziga
- Ggaba Road to Munyonyo: Diverted at UCB Road for access to Buziga-Lukuli
- Northern Bypass: Diversions at Busega flyover and slip road to restrict vehicles from accessing the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway
- Other diversions along Northern Bypass at Ssentema, Nansana, Bwaise, Kalerwe, Kyebando, and Kisaasi interchange, flyover, and slip roads
- Bwaise Flyover: Traffic diverted to Sir Apollo Kaggwa Road for access to the city centre
- Motorcycles not allowed on the summit route (Entebbe International Airport to Speke Resort Munyonyo)
- Some boda boda stages along the summit routes and hotels will be relocated and absorbed into other stages during the summit period
The Traffic Directorate urges travelers with flights at Entebbe International Airport to plan their journeys in advance to avoid inconveniences. The public is requested to demonstrate patience and extend courtesy to the summit delegates during this significant event.