KCCA Contracts Stirling to Work on MAK Roads

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According to Prof. Nawangwe, the road works will include working on the sidewalks and drainage among other things.

Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has contracted Stirling Company to work on the roads in Makerere University as part of the compensation for lost property along Makerere Hill road due to the expansion works.
 

Last year, KCCA embarked on the expansion of Makerere Hill road.The road expansion expansions works saw the demolition of the Makerere University perimeter wall and other property.

 
As a result, Makerere University entered an agreement with KCCA to rehabilitate the rehabilitated roads in the campus as part of the compensation in accordance with the rates determined by the government valuer.

 
Now, KCCA has contracted Stirling Company to work on the roads at the tune of Shillings 6 billion. Professor, Barnabas Nawangwe, the Makerere University Deputy Vice Chancellor in Charge of Finance and Administration spoke to URN about the road works.

  
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According to Prof. Nawangwe, the road works will include working on the sidewalks and drainage among other things.
 
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The contractors will also move the main university gate at least 30 meters inside the campus. Prof. Nawangwe says because of the noise resulting from the construction works and dust, the contractor will erect a barrier around the School of Law and Makerere College School. He says the construction of the works comes as a big relief to the university, which operates on a tight budget.

 
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Makerere University has only been able to rebuild only two roads including University Road and the one from the Eastern Gate up to the University Library at the tune of Shillings 2billion.
 

Makerere University has been spending Shillings 200 annually on minor road works. The University also spends about Shillings 100million annually on the repairs done by students from the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology as part of their training.

 
As part of the compensation deal, KCCA will provide 120 street lights to the tune of Shillings 300million. According to Nawangwe, the lights will be installed mainly in dark spots in the University.

 

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Davidson Ndyabahika
Davidson Ndyabahika is a Journalism major from Makerere University and is passionate about investigative and data journalism with special interest in feature story telling.

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