KAMPALA- Kampala Metropolitan Traffic Police Commander Norman Musinga has on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, blamed the heavy traffic along most roads on poor planning.
According to Musinga, traffic officers should be applauded for controlling traffic flow even when it is overwhelming.
“We need to understand that right from the beginning, Kampala was planned poorly. When you look at the narrow roads, it becomes overwhelming,” he said.
He revealed that rain is the biggest cause of the heavy traffic flow system on Entebbe road.
Musinga further explained that “We have a lot of springing developments which have affected the traffic flow like in Bunamwaya, the northern by-pass. Once there is a diversion, you expect a stampede.”
However, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Spokesperson Peter Kauju noted that the traffic flow shows the increasing number of people coming to the city.
“We have close to two million people coming to the city every day,” he revealed.
He said there is need to plan and support the growing number of people who come to the city for work.
“We are improving the road network as well as infrastructure to improve safety in the city. We are coming up with several plans like flyovers and some have already started. We are undertaking a combination to improve traffic flow,” said Kauju.