These lights, including some already installed, with all cameras, will record the movement of cars, and any driver who fails to observe instructions, if not dealt with immediately by Police, will be punished on review.
Drivers that do not observe traffic lights will be arrested this coming year, following the installation of ‘intelligent’ lights on Kampala Junctions.
These lights, including some already installed, with all cameras will record the movement of cars, and any drivers that fail to observe instructions, if not dealt with immediately by traffic police, will be dealt with on review.
“All these lights will have sensors and cameras, and we are building a central Traffic Control Centre manned by KCCA people and the police, and any drivers that fail to follow them will be dealt with according to the law,” KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi said in an interview that will run in the Uganda in 2018 magazine that will be inserted in the New Vision this Friday December 29th, 2017.
“In total 47 junctions in Kampala will have traffic lights, and this should improve on the traffic flow in the city.”
The Uganda in 2018 magazine is a guide to the New Year, and has been published by the New Vision for the last ten years. It includes foresights from experts in different fields, including politics, business, economics, finance, science, technology and the arts.
Generally the experts see 2018 as being a good year for Ugandans in most sectors, with the economy picking up from a disappointing show in 2017. Work on most of the major projects dealing with the production of oil, including the pipeline, the oil refinery, the ‘oil roads’, and the Kabaale Airport will start in earnest.
Benefits from the infrastructure projects over the past few years will also start to be manifested, with the Entebbe Expressway finally opening to the public, along with other major roads that will be built.
The World Bank insists that Uganda’s economy (along with India’s) will be one of the fastest growing in the world, and with improved weather conditions in the past year, plus projected rise in global prices of agricultural goods means the shilling will not be under as much pressure as in the past.
Elsewhere, the experts see politics as being ‘slow’, while tourism and the arts will generally see big boosts. With the cost of Internet connection expected to come down, more and more Ugandans will be ‘connected’, and social media will have an even greater effect on society than in the last.