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Historical Naggalabi road being upgraded

By Samuel Balagadde

Added 27th March 2016 07:11 AM

We believe this road will boost tourism in this area since more people will come to visit the coronation site for the Buganda King - Minister for works and transport

Historical Naggalabi road being upgraded

We believe this road will boost tourism in this area since more people will come to visit the coronation site for the Buganda King - Minister for works and transport

The road to Naggalabi, a coronation site for the Buganda King is being upgraded to tarmac.

The 10km road currently in poor state stretches from Seguku-Kattambwa along the Kampala-Entebbe highway through Seguku –Katale crossing the Entebbe Expressway to Naggalabi-Buddo the Kabaka coronation site is being upgraded.

Samuel Mwesigwa the Wakiso District Engineer said they  contracted  Abubaker  Technical  Services  to upgrade  this   historical  road  for  three months and the works  commenced  last week.

He said the road  is  funded  by the Sh9.5b  release  by Ministry Finance Planning and Economic Development   for   roads rehabilitation  in Wakiso  District  part  of  which  was  used to upgrade   the first  section  of  two kilometers   of the 7.5Km   Namasuba –Ndejje-Kitiko road.

He said they are  currently working on the 4Km  stretch at  acost of Sh1.5b  per kilometer   on this road and  the remaining  section   will be completed   with another release  of Sh9.5b  during  the  forthcoming  financial  year.

He said  the road is  being widened to  national standards  of  seven meters wide  with the assistance of the local  communities  who  voluntarily offered  part of the land for the exercise with 1.5 meters  on each side of the road.

Hon. John Byabgambi   the minister of works and  transport  during the commissioning of  the  recent tarmacked section of 2km on Namasuba-Ndejje Kitiko  road  promised  more   release   of funds  to Wakiso  roads  mainly those  that  connect to  Entebbe  Road  for relieve  of  current  traffic jam.

He said when completed, it is   to boost tourism   for   people heading to Naggalabi –Buddo the   coronation site for Kabaka  and furthering  development of  Seguku-Katale which is rapidly   growing. 

“Travelling  from Entebbe  to Masaka road will  be easy since one will   use this  road  through Nakawuka, Kings  College Buddo  to Masaka road,” Mwesigwa said.

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