KCCA: UGX 700M Not Enough for Beautifying Kampala

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The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Landscaping Department says its estimated budget of 700 million shillings, comes short of the costs for landscaping and beautification works of the city and its environs.

The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Landscaping Department says its estimated budget of 700 million shillings, comes short of the costs for landscaping and beautification works of the city and its environs.

According to Mary Karoma, head of Landscape Section at KCCA, the Department will still work within it's limited resources to finish the Kampala- Jinja road landscaping and greening works, before the festive season and the close of the year.

Speaking to URN Wednesday on the subject, Karoma said maintenance works in several locations in the city are currently ongoing.

However, landscaping and greening projects in areas like Kibuye and Nsambya will be completed in the New Year.

Recently, the department hurriedly refurbished some sections of the city walkways to beat the 50th Uganda Anniversary deadline, but the paint soon peeled off and the department is now faced with the task of sealing the defects.

During the refurbishing works, Karoma explains that certain traffic standards have to be followed, but appropriate designs are applied to uplift the city look.
 
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Karoma added that long procurement processes have meant that the work drags on for long; as a result some projects are not completed in time.

KCC’s says it will be vigilant during this festive season to curb public littering and vandalism of   electricity cables in Kampala City. Peter Kaujju is in KCCA’s Public Relations at KCCA.

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As for the beautification of the city, Karoma confirmed that , there is no special project for the festive season , but hoped that a large portion of the work earmarked for this year, will not be carried on to 2013.