By Joyce Namutebi, J.Waiswa and A. Ssenyonga
The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has assured the public that all illegal structures in the city will be pulled down if the developers did not comply with the law.
According to KCCA physical planner Joseph Ssemambo, the authority is compiling a list of all city structures that were set up in road reserves which the authority intends to demolish.
KCCA enforcement team leader Isa Nyonyintono, backed by the Police and anti-riot operatives, brought down a structure on the disputed piece of land on Plot 42, Nile Avenue, Kampala in the wee hours of Thursday.
The structure, which was meant to be a temporary showroom, belonged to M/S Foton East Africa, Uganda Ltd.
The acting KCCA spokesperson, Robert Kalumba, said the developer was advised to construct 15 metres away from the road reserve, but they breached the agreement.
“KCCA issued several notices to the developer but they failed to comply. In an effort to bring order in the city, we have decided to demolish their structure,” said Kalumba.
One of the Chinese engineers found at the site apologised to KCCA and the Police for failing to comply with the law.
Prior to the demolition, KCCA had informed the developers that it will have to pay all demolition costs to the authority.
Appearing before thepresidential affairs committee on Tuesday, KCCA executive director Jennifer Musisi said several structures in the city were constructed in road reserves.
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