KCCA Spends UGX 7.8B on City Roads

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Andrew Kitaka says work has already started under the emergency pothole sealing scheme in the city starting with the central Business District. He says punching of the potholes along Nasser road has been completed and that work on Nkrumah road is ongoing.

Kampala Capital City Authority has awarded contracts worth 7.8 billion shillings fix city roads.

Andrew Kitaka, the KCCA director in charge of engineering and technical services told journalists on Wednesday, that road works have been categorized into three phases.

He said work has already started under the emergency pothole sealing scheme in the city starting with the central Business District.

He says punching of the potholes along Nasser road has been completed and that work on Nkrumah road is ongoing.

He explains Binson Construction Limited has been awarded the contract to seal potholes along Nkrumah at 2.3 billion shillings while both Prime and Omega Construction companies have been awarded constructs worth 5.5 billion shillings for sealing some of the roads outside the central business district.

He says other dilapidated roads like Allen Road, and Mengo road are to be handled by the KCCA internal construction department.

According to Kitaka work on at least 30 roads shall be commenced within the first quarter of 2012.

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By Wednesday morning, residents at Kubbiri near the Gayaza road round-about had planted a Christmas tree in a pothole along the section of the road linking Wandegeya to Gayaza round about.

But Kitaka says by mid June 2012 city roads in the central business district shall be pothole free.

Jennifer Musisi, the KCCA executive director warned the companies against doing shoddy work saying their contracts would be terminated.