IT is on record that the transport ans works minister, John Nasasira, has intervened and halted the construction of a number of petrol stations along Entebbe Road for a number of reasons.
I appeal to him to consider taking similar measures for the one being built in the Entebbe green belt which hosts the childrenâ€™s park. This is because the congestion of so many petrol stations in a small area is a time bomb. There are eight petrol stations within a radius of a kilometre, so there is no justification for an additional one.
The proximity of this new petrol station to State House, moreover in a slow-down area, makes it a security risk. Besides, it is a violation of the childrenâ€™s rights by depriving them of a valuable recreation centre. The destruction of the green belt which provides beautiful scenery for the residents and the foreign visitors is unacceptable.
The land bonanza in Entebbe municipality has been characterised by wanton displacement of people in Manyago and Kitoro. This has also resulted in the closure of access roads for the residents in Kiwafu. When it extends to the childrenâ€™s park, we surely need a break.
Save the childrenâ€™s park in Entebbe