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Stirling to repair city roads

By Vision Reporter

Added 2nd January 2007 03:00 AM

THE Government has contracted four companies to repair several roads in the Kampala City. The Ministry of Works chief engineer, Samson Bagonza, yesterday said the work would cost about sh10b. The repairs that begin today, will end in the next three months.

THE Government has contracted four companies to repair several roads in the Kampala City. The Ministry of Works chief engineer, Samson Bagonza, yesterday said the work would cost about sh10b. The repairs that begin today, will end in the next three months.

By Florence Nakaayi

THE Government has contracted four companies to repair several roads in the Kampala City. The Ministry of Works chief engineer, Samson Bagonza, yesterday said the work would cost about sh10b. The repairs that begin today, will end in the next three months.

The contracted companies are Stirling Civil Engineering, Spencon Services, Dott Services and Cementers, according to Bagonza.

He said the roads were divided into four categories that will be repaired by each company.

“We are going to do patching of the potholes and limited reconstruction in areas where the road is so bad,” Bagonza explained.

“We think if the potholes are patched, it would improve the traffic flow,” he added. He said repairs would also include improvements on the drainage system.

The Government’s decision to take over the repair of the city roads comes after Kampala City Council failed to maintain them.

Last week, the Minister of Works, John Nasasira, announced that 23 tarmac roads would undergo emergency repairs. These include the roads in the city centre, Industrial Area, Makerere, Mulago, Ntinda, Naguru, Kololo, Nakawa and Nateete.

Fifteen more roads will be rehabilitated under the Commonwealth summit programme. These are roads mainly in Kampala city centre connecting to the main hotels as well as the roads diverting the traffic away from the highways.

Stirling to repair city roads

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