KAMPALA — Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has on Friday December 27 unveiled to the city dwellers his 2020 detailed strategic plan to improve the city he has presided over the last one decade.
Looking ahead to next year, Lord Meyor Lukwago says he plans to push the central government to secure a loan for the improvement of the drainage system in the Kampala city to minimise the impact of rampant flooding.
“We are going to embark on the implementation of the Kampala Drainage Master Plan that was estimated to cost $208m (about UGX774b) and I am quite confident this project will improve the flow of water and prevent flooding within the city,” he say.
He adds that the lasting solution to city floods in the City will be construction and upgrading of the primary channels that drain Kampala including Nakivubo Channel, Lubigi,Nalukolongo and Nakamiro channel.
Others include Kaliddubi/Mayanja North, Nalubago channel, Kinawataka and ansanga/Ggaba channel
On Kampala street lighting master plan, Lukwago says his administration has secured a grant of 800.000 Euros from Development Partners; the Agence Française de Développement (AFD).
Under this project, he says KCCA intend to install approximately 35,000 Smart Street Polls with a 75 percent off grid (solar) and 25 percent on grid (UMEME) model.
The major priority of this plan he says is to improve security, mobility conditions and facilitate development of the economy.
On affordable and reliable workspaces in the City, he says, “we shall focus on construction of common user facilities such as modern markets, parks, parking towers, public toilets, recreation facilities and green belts.”
Lukwago adds that he also plans for the improvement of the solid management in the city where he is calling for the construction of a recycling plant.
“We are going to prioritize development of our new land in Ddundu into a Recycling Plant and also to enhance our capacity by procuring atleast five Garbage Trucks every financial year,” he said.
He also says that there’s a need to construct more modern toilet facilities in the City in the coming years.
KCCA commenced the construction of three modern toilet blocks; in the New Kasubi Market, Kabowa.
Another one at Namuwongo block, he says will also start soon.