Kampala City Council is to take a tough stand against owners of buildings who have changed their architectural plans without permission.
Florence Namayanja, the Deputy Mayor of Kampala, says occupation permits will be withdrawn and illegally altered buildings will be closed. She explains that this action was prompted by the number of property owners extending their buildings into parking areas and road reserves, causing chaos in the city and major architectural problems.
Namayanja says the crackdown will begin as soon as the New Year begins. It will be conducted by a joint teach of city planners and engineers who have the capacity to properly assess the developments.
//Cue in: iWhen it comes to #i
Cue out: i# close the building.i//
Namayanja also wants all buildings to be compliant with government requirements that they have facilities for the disabled.
On Friday the Deputy Minister handed over 200 wheelchairs to disabled people at the Kampala City Hall.
Jacob Bonna, the KCC Councilor for the Disabled, said the lack of ramps and elevators has made it impossible for people with mobility problems to access important facilities like banks, courts and government offices. He said facilities as basic as toilets are also inaccessible to people with disabilities.
//Cue in: iThe reason why #i
Cue out: i# any time.i //
Recipients of the wheelchairs from Kampala City Council came from the eight divisions in the city.
Abdul Kasule, a resident of Rubaga, was full of joy at receiving the wheelchair. He said it will enable him to participate in society like other able-bodied citizens across the country.
//Cue in: iI feel great #i
Cue out: i# without a wheelchair.i//
kampala city council