By Juliet Waiswa
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has warned owners of illegal structures in the city and its suburbs, saying their houses will be demolished.
KCCA head of public and corporate affairs Jonathan Kyeyune said owners of illegal structures, who were given notice to stop construction, will have their buildings demolished following a directive from the physical planning unit.
Kyeyune, on Monday, said KCCA will demolish structures in wetlands, road reserves and poorly constructed structures.
Towards the end of last year, KCCA constituted a physical planning committee on the orders of the Minister for Kampala, Frank Tumwebaze.
The committee inspects sites, issues plans, enforcement notices and occupation permits.
In addition, it approves plans and issues demolition orders.
Other duties of the committee are to plan the development of the functional urban design, infrastructure and administer land management of the city. Kyeyune said some developers, who are likely to face the wrath of the law, are those who deviated from the original plans they submitted.
“We are going to demolish the structures of these developers and prosecute them according to law,” Kyeyune said.
The buildings likely to be affected are on Peninsula Road in Luzira, Buye-Ntinda road and Kibuga-Mengo close near Namayuba Park.
Others are on the Golf Course and Kiwatule roads.