Street Lighting Project on Track-Musisi

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Jennifer Musisi, the KCCA Executive Director, says they have identified two companies to undertake the project at between Shillings 9.5 billion and 10 billion.

Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA is in the process of installing 1000 street lights in the city. 



The streets lights are to be installed along Bombo Road, Kampala Road, Nile Avenue, Entebbe Road, Katwe-Kibuye and Kintu road among others.

 
This comes a few months after the Authority terminated its contract with Philips East Africa to supply and install 750 solar lights in Kampala at the tune of 7 billion for fraudulent behavior and poor project management.
 
 
Jennifer Musisi, the KCCA Executive Director, says they have identified two companies to undertake the project at between Shillings 9.5 billion and 10 billion.
 

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According to Musisi, the installation of street lights will improve security and safety of city dwellers. She also disclosed that KCCA workers will repair the existing but nonfunctional street lights to ensure they are operational.

 
Currently, a number of streets in Kampala are covered by darkness due to the absence of street lights.
 

 

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