Social media pundits have hash tagged Kampala the “potholes city of the World”
Following public outcry and social media campaigns to fix broken road network , government has approved Shs 3 trillion to revamp roads in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area, according to the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development, Permanent Secretary Mr. Ramathan Ggoobi has stated.
Ggoobi said , “Kampala has indeed been left for a long time without investment in revamping its old infrastructure and we have paid a huge price but we have learnt our lessons.”
PS Ggoobi added, “Kampala is going to turn into a construction site “[and] you are going to bear with this for some time because we have brought the money and we are putting a lot of pressure on KCCA and all others involved to ensure that these roads are revamped.”
“We have two major projects which are funded by money we have gotten from the World Bank and the African Development Bank. We are talking about 3 trillion shillings which is going to be invested in this city in what we call the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area to revamp infrastructure,” the PS stressed.
Ggoobi noted that most roads are currently impassable, and some people are requesting that the government repair them. He stated that it is impossible to work on roads during El Nino, but resources have been set aside to complete the work as soon as the rains stop.
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