Gen. Muhoozi, ED Kisaka Inspect City Roads As SFC Secures 2Bn To Fix Potholes.

The first Son, who is also the senior presidential advisor special operations, Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba together with the Kampala Capital City Authority Executive director, Dr Dorothy Kisaka inspected pothole roads in Kampala after the elite Special Forces Command Construction Regiment secured a Shs2 billion deal from KCCA to repair City Roads.

According to the UPDF Engendering brigade,  the  shs2 billion cost is quite low because the government is going to use its equipment and human resources for the army. The labor and equipment are nearly covered.

It was also revealed that work will be during the night but some activities must be completed during the day, noting that works are paused during peak hours.

“We pause during peak hours between 6 am and 10 am and resume after 10 am and by 4 pm we should be scaling down so as we open to traffic.”- Engineer UPDF.

This initiative gained momentum after a visit by Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Senior Presidential Advisor in charge of Special Operations, to the potholed roads earlier this year. In May, Gen.

Muhoozi met with the leadership of the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) at City Hall and conducted a joint inspection of the roads in the Industrial Area.
During the visit, Gen. Muhoozi highlighted the urgency of intervention, acknowledging the deplorable state of the roads. Consequently, President Museveni directed Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja to facilitate collaboration between KCCA and the SFC Construction Regiment to address the notorious potholes in Kampala City.
In his directive, President Museveni emphasized, “This is to direct you to cause the relevant agencies of government to allow KCCA to directly work with the SFC Construction Regiment to repair the famous potholes in Kampala City,” in a letter dated May 22.

Traditionally, KCCA has resorted to using murram to temporarily fill Kampala’s potholes, which often get washed away during the rainy season, leaving the roads in a dire state.

The public’s outcry regarding the prevalence of potholes in Kampala has been gaining momentum, with Ugandans expressing their frustration on social media. Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Thomas Tayebwa, highlighted the issue during a parliamentary session, stating, “We have potholes of every design and size, deep, shallow, wide, narrow, filled with water and dry ones; they are all in Kampala.”

In response to the mounting pressure, the SFC construction regiment, in collaboration with KCCA, has taken on the task of addressing this long-standing problem and working towards restoring the city’s roads to a more accessible condition.

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