By Charles Katabalwa
11th June 2019
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is seeking over USD 210 million to address the problem of floods in Kampala City.
The KCCA Acting Executive Director Engineer Andrew Kitaka told the media on Tuesday at the City hall that besides the achivements the recent floods are becoming a big challenge to the development and operations of the city.
Kitaka adds that they have completed the drainage Masterplan With support from WorldBank and they are planing to construct over five main channels namely Nakamiro-Lubigi, Nalukolongo, Kansanga and Kinawataka drainge Channels.
He has discloesd that over 169kilo meters of drainages maintained each year and over the last one year KCCA completed the reconstruction of 23km of community drains.
Meanwhile, Kitaka has cautioned public over buliding in swamps,cuting trees and blocking drainage channels with garbage called on village leaders to assist in maintain cleanliness in the city.
Kampala capital city Authority (KCCA) is also planning for a new transport model to address congestion in the city including traffic jam if they are to offer effective service to a population of 4 million people who work and reside in the city.