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Entebbe Municipality Unveils Plan to Upgrade Major Roads

The Acting Municipal Engineer Brian Kabunga told URN that the municipality will require up to 200 billion Shillings to upgrade the roads in line with its new development plan. The money will be pooled from Uganda Road Fund, the Ministry of Works and Transport and development partners.
Less than 35Km of roads have been tarmacked out of 120Km in Entebbe municipality. Photo by Julius Luwemba

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Entebbe municipality intends to tarmac all roads within its jurisdiction by 2030, in line with the new Municipal Development Plan, the Acting Municipal Engineer Brian Kabunga has said. 

Entebbe municipality has a road network of about 120 kilometres. Out of these, around 40 kilometres have been tarmacked since 2012, while 80 kilometres are potholed marram roads. 

Some of these were recently upgraded under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Project, a World Bank initiative to improve infrastructure in selected municipalities. These include circular road, Sewabuga road, Church road, Bugonga road, Basudde rise, Nyondo close, Gabunga road, Lutwama road, Serumaga road, resort road, Buwaya rise and Post office. The municipality is currently upgrading the 2.6 kilometre Katabi –Busambaga road from class B marram to tarmac. 

Kabunga told URN that the municipality will require up to 200 billion Shillings to upgrade the roads in line with the new development plan. The money will be pooled from Uganda Road Fund, the Ministry of Works and Transport and development partners. 

Entebbe Municipality Mayor Vincent Kayanja says that part of the initiative seeks to improve the quality of roads to avoid incurring extra costs in maintenance and repairs. He says many of the roads are now dilapidated because they were poor quality, yet the roads are often used by heavy trucks. 

Kayanja says a resource mobilization mechanism that will see the Municipal council directly incorporated in the different government development projects have been drawn and there is optimism that there will be funds to develop the road network in Entebbe. 

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Entebbe was listed among the municipalities slated to start operating under city status in the year 2023. 

Kabunga added the number of residents who constructed houses in road reserves had declined to demolish their installations to pave way for the road construction. He, however, adds that many have since heeded to the call.

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