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KCCA To Construct More Drainage Channels To Curb Floods

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has completed its master plan to address the issue of floods in the central business district, Kampala.

Addressing the press at a conference held at media center this morning, Engineer Andrew Kitaka, the Acting Executive Director, KCCA, revealed that with support from World Bank, KCCA will construct several drainage channels in the city.

“With support from world bank, KCCA will construct Nakamiro and Lubigi drainage channels,” Kitaka revealed.

This website also learnt that the tendering process for the channels is ongoing.

According to Kitaka, Nalukolongo, Kasangati and Kinawataka are some of the channels that will be constructed with support from World Bank.

Kitaka also said over 169km of drainage system have been maintained each year.

“Now twenty three kilometers, (23km) of community drains have been reconstructed to completion for the last one year by KCCA.”

He noted that KCCA is also on the move to widen the narrow trenches in the city to ease movement of water and curb the vice of floods in the central business district, Kampala.

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Kitaka however attributed KCCA’s success to the support and collaboration of the central government, citizens, development partners, international agencies, the private sector and KCCA staff at large.

 

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