Nabakooba commissions USMID-AF road works in Entebbe says politicians should join hands to support government projects in their constituencies

  By Ronald Mugabi

Lands, Housing and Urban Development minister Judith Nabakooba has commissioned  the construction of roads and beautification of Entebbe Municipality under the multi- billion Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development (USMID) program.  

The Minister called for -value for money and told the contractor- China Wu Yi Company Ltd and the supervising consultants to deliver high quality works and on time . “Entebbe is a very strategic town  in our country, because you host  president’s official  residence ,the International Airport, the UN base, other important  sites like the Zoo,  lake Victoria  and its beautiful  beaches.

Entebbe can affect the first impression of a new visitor to Uganda. This means, you influence our tourism and you must be exemplary,’ Nabakooba stated .  

Hon. Nabakooba who was received  in the area by the Entebbe Municipality Mayor Fabrice Rulinda and RDC Nuhu Njuki -for the groundbreaking ceremony- flagged-off  the construction works estimated to cost  Shs13.4bn  and to be completed in a period of 15 months.

Civil works will be carried out on  Kampala Road, Apolo square, Auxiliary road, Market street access,  Hill lane access, Lugard road access and upgrading the Kitoro taxi park phase I.  Lights will also be installed at  the mayor’s gardens and general  beautification of the municipality.

The roads will have pedestrian walk ways, covered drains, conduits for utilities like Telecoms and IT, water and sewerage, electricity, bicycle ways, trees,  garbage cans, waiting shades, street parking and good solar street lights. “ I will come to be part of the commissioning, to pride ourselves in the great work we shall have delivered to  the people of Entebbe,” the Minister stated .

Nabakooba noted that since Entebbe municipality was part of the 14 pioneer -local governments to benefit under the  USMID program, they already have the competences to ensure that all the program expectations are met .

The Entebbe Municipality Mayor Fabrice Rulinda  said that the Entebbe community  was ready for business and economic growth that is anticipated as a results of improved services due to modern infrastructure .“We  have a rich history and a lot to offer. We don’t want people to just  go to the beach. We want to transform  Entebbe into one of the most beautiful cities in Uganda .

The RDC Nuhu Njuki  vowed to superintend- over  the implementation of all government programs in the area to  ensure the delivery of quality , timely public services to the people .     The Deputy Town Clerk .Ms. Aisha Kitenda  pledged her technical staff’s commitment to supervise and have the  successful implementation of the project works.      

The event was also attended by the USMID -AF Project Coordinator , Dr. Eng. Isaac Mutenyo who is hailed for implementing what is considered to be a largely successful national development project spread across 30 municipalities and refugee hosting districts .

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