Ugandan Government Allocates 3 Trillion Shillings for Kampala’s Mega Renovation Project
KAMPALA-The government has revealed, through the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development, that it has set aside approximately 3 trillion shillings to renovate Kampala.
This was stated by Ramathan Ggoobi, the Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development, while speaking to reporters in Kampala.
According to Ggoobi, the government has learned a hard lesson for failing to maintain Kampala, but it is now considering a long-term strategy that includes heavy investment in revamping its infrastructure, such as roads, drainage systems, and automated traffic controls, among other things, that will change the face of the city.
This comes after the Special Forces Command’s engineering regiment began road rehabilitation work in the city.Ggoobi pointed out that this year, the economy of Uganda has been affected by the changing weather conditions comprised of heavy rains which have swept away many road infrastructures.He noted that most roads are currently impassable, and some people are requesting that the government repair them.
Ggoobi stated that it is impossible to work on roads during El Nino, but resources have been set aside to complete the work as soon as the rain stops. For example, each district has been allocated one billion shillings for road maintenance.
The secretary to the treasury also updated the country on the funding of Masaka-Mutukula road which he said is in a very bad state yet it is a strategic one to the economy of the country.