President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has officiated at the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Kampala Flyover. The ceremony took place at Nakivubo Blue Primary School and the works will commence in January next year. Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) team led its ED Allen Kagina will oversee the project.
“This morning, i officiated at the commencement of the Kampala Flyover construction, at Clock Tower. This project is intended to reduce traffic jam in the city while improving mobility.
The NRM is systematic in how it works. We do things step by step. We started by opening up the country through tarmacking cross-country roads.
Soon, we shall have tarmacked roads at all border posts; Mpondwe, Kyanika, Katuna, Murongo, Mutukula, Malaba, Lwakhaka and Suam (Bukwo).
We are only left with Karamoja and once we are through, all key eight corners of Uganda will be covered.
We are now moving to reduce traffic in the city, through this Kampala Flyover project. We shall also place a flyover between Busega and Kibuye, while widening the old road.
The government’s plan targets three clusters of people; Kampala dwellers, travellers and cargo transporters. This project will help us separate these groups as we offer each appropriate transport means.
I thank the Japan government for supporting us on this project and others like the cable-stayed bridge in Jinja and municipal council roads. We also support Japan by buying their cars and other products,” HE Kaguta Museveni said.
The Kampala Flyover works commissioned by the President today will reduce traffic congestion in the city, ensure pedestrians’ safety via Pedestrian bridges, & support local manufacturing by consuming local steel & other construction inputs. Kudos to UNRA!!