Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director Jennifer Semakula Musisi

Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director Jennifer Semakula Musisi

The team from Gaddafi Junior Commandant College, Jinja, led by Col. Godfrey Golooba Kiwanuka held a two-hour discussion and leant from KCCA on how they have managed to bring Kampala city to the current status.

Addressing the team at City Hall, Musisi outlined some of the Authority?s achievements and challenges in their efforts to bring sanity to Kampala.

?We had to be transparent in order to win the trust of several institutions. We recruited new staff and have worked hard to restore the institution?s integrity,? Musisi said.

She explained to the team about some of the latest developments which include proposed construction of flyovers from Jinja Road Connecting to Entebbe road as one of the moves to control the heavy traffic in Kampala.

The project, she said, is supported by the Japanese International Co-operation.

In their queries to Musisi the officers wished to understand why there is persistent heavy traffic in the city and increasing incidents of flooding.

?I want you to explain to us how you have managed to collect garbage and how you are going to reclaim land in swamps where construction has been done,? Major David Odongo asked

Musisi explained to the officers that for the city to have less traffic jam, other means of transport like the railway and buses shall be established soon.

She explained that flooding is caused by garbage heaps that clog drainages which need constant distilling.

On the issue of corruption, which she said had drained the city; Musisi told the officers that the institution is fighting hard to ensure that the vice is wiped out.

Golooba said the motive of the visit was to see how government institutions like KCCA effectively deliver their services to the people.

He also said that they had come to share knowledge with the authority about the city?s health facilities, the education system and management of drainage systems.

The team later visited the KCCA health facility in Kawempe and Kirrudu.

The dialogue was attended by KCCA directors of Public Health and Environment, physical planning, gender and community services and education and UPDF in conjunction with the police.

By Juliet Waiswa & Keneth Niwamanya, The New Vision

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