General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the Presidential Advisor on Special Operations, recently conducted an inspection of road rehabilitation projects carried out by the Special Forces Command’s Construction Regiment in Kampala. The approximately 2-billion-shilling initiative aims to address potholes on major roads within the city and is anticipated to conclude within 45 days.
Accompanied by engineers from the Special Forces Command and Dorothy Kisaka, the Executive Director of the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), General Muhoozi Kainerugaba evaluated the progress of ongoing road rehabilitation. Key roads inspected during the visit included Kiyembe Lane, Burton Street, Wilson Street, Rashid Khamis Road, Nsalo Road, and Old Kampala.
Engineers from the SFC Engineering Regiment informed General Muhoozi that adverse weather conditions, particularly ongoing rains, have contributed to a slowdown in the rehabilitation efforts. Despite challenges, the SFC’s Construction Regiment is dedicated to filling potholes and improving road conditions in Kampala.
Salim Uhuru, the Kampala Central Mayor, acknowledged the persistence of potholes in the city, attributing them to corruption within KCCA. He urged the public to give the Special Forces Command the opportunity to address and rectify the road issues.
Initiated last month, the road rehabilitation plan by the SFC’s Construction Regiment targets filling approximately 3 kilometers of potholes across Kampala’s five divisions by mid-December 2023, with a budget of 2 billion shillings allocated for the project.