Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Dorothy Kisaka has unveiled plans and embarked on filling up potholes in the city as an alternative interim solution to minimizing the increasing road potholes.
The Authority, which envisions a pothole-free road network by 2026 says the money allocated to roads should be increased for this to be achieved
Authorities at City Hall through a contractor have already dug up and re-shaped about 220 potholes for resealing on roughly a kilometre-long section of 8th Street in Industrial Area.
This is however in contrast to the era of former Executive Director, Ms Jennifer Musisi, whose better-funded tenure was marked by significant infrastructure upgrade in both the central business district and outskirts, giving the capital a new look and better aesthetics.
KCCA’s annual budget grossed Shs660 billion under Ms Musisi, but has since been slashed to an average Shs490 billion.
Some of the roads, including Makerere Hill Road, Binaisa Road, and Berkley (Bakuli)-Nakulabye-Kasubi stretch on Hoima Road, were at the time upgraded under the World Bank-funded Kampala Infrastructural and Institutional Development Project (KIIDP).
It is upon these grounds that the Authority has asked the annual budget, more so money allocated to for roads be increased.