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KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka makes a tour on the City Projects, not impressed with construction sites that are untidy.

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Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka today made an inspection of a number of roads in the City. She was first impressed by the the work on the first site which is John Babiha road now known as Acacia.

Kisaka inspecting some of the roads under construction.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

However,later,she found out that drainage channels were left open, something dangerous to pedestrians. She blasted the Contractors of this work and City Engineers for not supervising well.”This site is near a School.I can not be a proud parent of a child of Kabojja Junior School with the surrounds are dirty”

Kisaka inspecting some of the roads under construction.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

.”Yes, you are doing a great job but this does not mean you keep the environment dirty. We are going to work together to see that this is improved.We are accountable to the tax payers.We need to do better than this.

Kisaka inspecting some of the roads under construction.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

This time we are not extending these contracts.All the funds were paid, the contractors must finish the work by working day and night to meet the targets.Kisaka also inspected Kulambiro, Ntinda Stretcher and Bunamwaya roads respectively.

Kisaka inspecting some of the roads under construction.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Kisaka inspecting some of the roads under construction.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates
Kisaka inspecting some of the roads under construction.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Construction of John Babiha road underway.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Kisaka inspecting some of the roads under construction.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Kisaka greeting traders while inspecting Kulambiro Market.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Kisaka inspecting some of the roads under construction.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Kisaka inspecting some of the roads under construction.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.
Kisaka is seen grilling Bruce Li a Contractor of China Construction Engineering Cooperation on why they keep dirty environments where they operate from. .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates
Kisaka inspecting some of the roads under construction.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

ED’S BRIEF: PERFORMANCE OF KIIDP2 ROAD WORKS – 11th Apr 2021

KIIDP2 Key Project Objectives

  • The Project Development Objective (PDO) is: “Enhanced infrastructure and institutional capacity of KCCA to improve urban mobility in Kampala

Details of the Roads work include:

LotContractorRoad Contractual Dates  % time elapsed
SignatureCommencementDuration Original CompletionRevised DurationRevised Completion
Lot 1M/S China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd. (CSCEC)Acacia Avenue , Nakawa-Ntinda, Najeera Link and Kulambiro Ring roads – 9.77Km25th March 201922nd May 201918 months21st November 202025 months26th June 202190.1
Lot 2M/S China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd. (CSCEC)Kabusu- Bunamwaya –Lweza road – 8.06Km28th March 201917th May 201915 months16th August 202024 months25th May 202194.1
Lot 3Stirling Civil Engineering Limited/Sobetra Joint VentureLukuli road – 7.71Km25th March 201913th May 201915 months12th  August 202023 months9th May 202196.2

Key Note to the Successful Implementation of the Project

  • Acquisition of the Right of Way (RoW) for the road construction through Voluntary Consents
  • The project team acquired 97.4% of the land for road construction for Batch 2 roads through voluntary consent.



Current progress

The overall progress of works for the different Lots as at 31st March 2021 is illustrated in the Table and graphically below

Road LinkCumulative  Plan – end of August 2020Cumulative  Actual – end of August 2020Financial   Progress – end of Dec. 2020 (%age)Contractual Amount (UGX)
Acacia Road78.9%66.1%  
Kulambiro Ring road100%94.1%  
Najjera Link100%96.6%  
Nakawa-Ntinda road61.3%61.3%  
Total Progress – Lot 177.24%77.00%60.7490,497,856,857
Bunamwaya-Lweza road – Lot 278.80%79.67%52.8193,177,061,552
Lukuli road – Lot 376.32%75.52%47.9570,558,052,667
Lot 1 – Slippage -0.24%  
Lot 2 – Slippage 0.87%  
Lot 3 – Slippage -0.80%  

Major Outstanding works – currently ongoing

  • Installation of Traffic Signals
  • Street Lighting
  • Walkways, plot accesses and major junctions
  • Final asphalt layer

Project Challenges

  • COVID-19 pandemic
  • Abnormal rains during June 2019 – Feb 2020
  • Cash Flow challenges by contractors.
  • Delayed relocation of utilities – UMEME electricity & NWSC water lines
  • Delays in Acquisition of land

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