For several decades, Kampala’s biggest problem is the anonymity of its plots, homes, buildings and streets.
Technology Associates group and India Based Innowave IT Infrastructure LTD have come to boost the Kampala Capital City Authority’s capacity to transform Kampala into a smart city.
Two years ago, KCCA embarked on numbering the city’s properties, naming streets and installing road signage. However, they lacked an efficient and organized naming system.
This made Uganda’s capital, one of the worst navigable cities in the world.
While addressing the media in Kampala, Girisch Nair, the chairman of TAG said they in a few months’ time, expect to put up a system that will see Kampala take a giant step towards becoming a fully-fledged smart city.
He believes the project will later enable the city receive benefits of an organized ultra-modern metropolis.
“KCCA’s need to be on top of every single development and align it with the City’s management principles is a core necessary,” said Nair.
Nair also added that the project will promote transparency between citizens and KCCA for stance if people want to know anything about their property or application status, they don’t have to visit KCCA offices.
He said people will instead check on the web portal to get all the information they want.
“Also, it will increase the authority’s revenue since they will be able to monitor property to ascertain their status and time-saving since people will be applying for documents at their own comfort.”
He revealed that people will have to access the single window system, a web portal, submit their application and wait for the quick response.
Peter Kaujju, the head of public and corporate Affairs at KCCA, said under CAM/CAMPV, houses are being numbered, roads named and signage installed.
“Revenues from the city property including ground rents and taxes, parking and advertising hoardings, will be visible, controlled and collections managed” he said.
KCCA’s Directorate of Physical Planning has been spearheading the implementation of the City Address Model and Mass Property Valuation System (CAMPV) under the KIIDPII project, funded by the World Bank.