The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has assured leaders from the Central region on workable projects that will help do away with congestion in city center as well as the entire region.
UNRA officials made the assurance while engaging with regional Members if Parliament, Residential District Commissioners (RDCs), security leaders and other stakeholders over the new and ongoing roads mega multi-lane projects in the region.
The projects aimed at reducing traffic in the city center include; Kampala Flyover Project, Kampala Outer Beltway, Mukono-Katosi road, Kampala – Mpigi Express way, Kampala- Entebbe Highway, Kampala Southern Bypass, Kampala – Jinja Highway and the VVIP Expressway among others.
The Director road Maintenance, Joseph Otim called upon the leaders to be supportive to the laid down projects, some of which construction has already commenced, due to their enormous benefits to Ugandans.
The Director expressed optimism that once the roads are finalized, traffic jam in the city center will be reduced.
“The roads will help reduce vehicle operating costs, increase GDP, create jobs during construction, operations and maintenance,” Otim said.
“The roads will contribute to urban development by inducing new land use and betterment of the urban and road environment; Generation on toll revenues and overall improvement of the economic environment that will support national development.”