December 6, 2021

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Kampala to be divided into 5 zones for decongestion

Hon Kabuye

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The State Minister for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs, Hon Kyofatogabye Kabuye, Tuesday presented a statement on improvement of Traffic Control in Kampala City.

Hon Kabuye said Kampala’s road network was constructed for less than 100,000 vehicles in the 1960s  and yet today over 400,000 vehicles use the some roods.

The roads  in Kampala are narrow and this is worsened  by the fact that they do not segregate traffic.

 Congestion causes high and fluctuating  fares in public transport.

The most affected persons are the low-income earners,making up more than 40% of Kampala’s population, who spend more than 20% of their gross income on transport.

Hon Kabuye says Kampala will be divided into five transport zones in a bid to de-congest the city.

“The Central Business District shall be a neutral zone where public transport vehicles  of a particular type from the other zones shall meet,” he noted.

Hon Betty Nambooze was concerned by the statement by the State Minister of Kampala Metropolitan Affairs.

She said debating the statement disempowers the local government structures and is in contrary to the provisions of the Local Government, KCCA Act.

She said that debating the statement in parliament will undermine the role and responsibilities powers of the KCCA Council.

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