By Watchdog reporter

The Kampala-Entebbe express highway that was started way back in 2012 is nearing completion after several years of serious work by the Chinese firm, China Communication Construction Company Limited.

The highway project comprises of a four lane thirty seven kilometer express dual carriage plus a thirteen kilometer spur connection to Munyonyo from Lweza and is partly funded by the Government of Uganda and a soft loan from the EXIM bank of China totaling to US$470 million.

The Kampala-Entebbe Expressway is part of the measures to decongest the Central Business District and enhance trade movement through, within and out of the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area, The urban congestion is increasing in Kampala at an estimated rate of 4.5% annually with increased motorization thus Kampala is facing heavy traffic jams, especially during the peak hours and the road can no longer accommodate current traffic.