Residents of Bulindo, Nsasa and Namugongo in Kira Municipality relieved as rehabilitation works for the 4.56 Km road that links them commences. The 4.56 Km stretch has been characterized by dust during the dry season and excess mad and gullies during the rainy season. The residents are therefore greatly relieved at the prospect of upgrading the road to bitumen standard.
The Hon Minister of State for Works, Musa Ecweru officiated at the launch of the works in Kira Municipality. The rehabilitation works contract was awarded to M/S King Albert Construction Ltd following a competitive procurement process.
The Minister remarked that the project could not afford to fund acquisition of land for the construction of the road and was therefore offered to the Municipal council on condition that the community provided the right of way without demanding for compensation.
While addressing the gathering, the Permanent Secretary’s representative, Eng. Steven Kitonsa, the Commissioner for Roads and Bridges at the Ministry requested that other public utility service providers such as UMEME, National Water, Police ensure that that their service lines are placed according to the required depths and, are properly marked and completed well before the works commence.
A good road network does not only offer comfort to users but also improves accessibility either by unlocking areas of land or shifting traffic from congested areas. The shift of traffic eventually improves environmental sustainability through reducing dust and carbon emissions from the travelling vehicles, reduces vehicle operating costs (less fuel consumption and vehicle maintenance costs etc.) boots security and economic activities in the area.
Some of the recently concluded and ongoing road upgrading and reconstruction projects in the Municipality include;
- Bulindo-Kimwanyi-Nakwero road (3km) which was completed in early 2021.
- Kiwologoma-Kikukutwe-Kijabijo road (4.5km) which was launched on 13th September 2022
- Najjera-Kira-Kiwologoma, Kyaliwajala-Kira-Kasangati-Matugga