By Namugerwa Martha
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has showcased some of the World Bank funded projects like the Kampala Institutional Infrastructure Development Project (KIIDP 2) and other projects which helped the community like education.
During World Bank Group and Uganda open day at Kololo airstrip today, KCCA executive director Jenifer Musisi said that they have educated the population with over 80,000 children through partnership like that of world bank and access to resources.
“We’re educating the population with over 80,000 children we give an education through partnerships and access to resources,” Musisi said.
She added that their projects aim at improving the livelihoods of low income communities and they work with communities at the grassroots through providing them with seed capital and inputs to improve their lives.
“We are widening roads and expanding junctions to increase the accessibility of the city and our efforts have to be supported by all levels of government and legislature to make the capital city work easy, infrastructure development in Kampala spills out and has an impact on the development of the rest of the country” Musisi added.
The Second Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Project (KIIDP 2) seeks to enhance infrastructure and institutional capacity of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and to improve urban mobility for inclusive economic growth.
The five year project is worth US$183.7 Million and its implementation started in May 2015, and the project is funded by the World Bank and the Government of Uganda, and is implemented by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA.
The project serves and benefits five Divisions of Kampala: Central, Nakawa, Makindye, Kawempe, and Rubaga.
The project has two components:
Widen, upgrade and construct city roads, junctions, drainage and associated infrastructure. The project is:
1.Reconstructing and widening roads
2.Constructing and converting roads into dual carriage
3.Upgrading gravel roads to tarmac
4.Signalizing 15 standalone junctions and 16 incidental junctions
5.Designing and constructing drainage channels
6.Preparing a Multi Modal Urban Transport Master plan
7.Updating the Kampala Drainage Master plan
The second component is the institutional and systems development support which aims to strengthen the capacity of KCCA to deliver on its mandate. Under this component, the project is:
1.Establishing an automated register for all properties and roads in the city
2.Constructing a Traffic Control Centre
3.Locating and naming premises and roads within the city
4.Streamlining the Revenue Management Systems