National
New Kampala-Jinja highway designs nearly ready
Publish Date: Sep 02, 2014
New Kampala-Jinja highway designs nearly ready
Artistic impression of the new highway
  • mail
  • img
newvision


By Samuel Balagadde


KAMPALA - Designs for the eight-lane 80km Kampala–Jinja Express Highway are nearing completion.

The $800m (about sh2 trillion) toll road project, to be financed through the Public Private Partnership, starts from Nakawa in Kampala and goes up to the new Nile Bridge in Jinja.

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) had contracted a company, Scott Wilson, to carry out surveys and evaluation of properties in preparation for the construction of the road.

The project will affect the residents of Mutungo, Kito, Namataba, Kirinya, Senyi, Kitale, Kyungu, Kasokoso, Kasenge, Mutanzige and Nakawa.

“The consultant is currently surveying properties on the various proposed routes and preparing a resettlement action plan,” said Dan Alinange, the UNRA spokesperson.

Alinange said the exercise was free-of-charge and appealed to the public to be vigilant about fraudsters.

“No one should charge you for survey works.”

Alinange noted that Scott Wilson officials are required to have company identity cards and go through local leaders to avoid fraudsters taking advantage, adding that the consultant was not mandated to process land titles.

“Land titles should be processed by property owners through authorised government agencies.”

Alinange said UNRA was committed to compensating all persons affected by its projects.

“As we have done in the past, before your land is reserved for a public purpose, you will be notified by UNRA of the proposals and you will be given an opportunity to express your views.”

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Assaulted journalist displays x-rays in court
A local journalist who was allegedly assaulted by Old Kampala police commander SP Joram Mwesigye has displayed x-rays of his dislocated backbone in court....
Fatal Kalita Bus accident in Kyenjojo
A Kalita bus from Kampala heading to Fort-Portal was Thursday night involved in an accident in Kyenjojo district, western Uganda....
Makerere gets five new deans
Makerere University has appointed five new deans for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS). At Makerere University, deans head schools....
Three disqualified from Makerere University guild race
Three students have been disqualified from the 2015 Makerere University guild presidential race that is due to begin at Livingstone Hall on Friday....
MPs divided over use of national ID data for voter’s register
MPs are divided over a clause which allows the Electoral Commission to use data compiled for issuance of national IDs to the national voter’s register....
City pastor jailed two years over car theft
A pastor in Kampala has been convicted and sentenced to two years in jail after pleading guilty to stealing a vehicle belonging to Pivotal Business Services....
Do you think government is doing enough to contain the typhoid out break?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter