The executive director of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), Allen Kagina, has said the construction of the Kampala Flyover project is ongoing despite significant challenges faced.
Kagina, who toured the project yesterday, assured that the flyover will be completed by December 2022.
Kampala traffic has significantly grown over the past years and this has placed an enormous strain on the existing road capacity.
The Kampala Flyover Project is an initiative to alleviate the heavy vehicular and pedestrian gridlock within the city.
“Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, we experienced delays in importation of project-critical equipment as the world shutdown. Additionally, a big number of our staff and the contractor’s staff contracted the virus so we
had to initially scale down the operations for the safety of personal,” Kagina said.
She said she was happy to observe that following the vaccination of most of the project staff, work has resumed and the progress is impressive.
The Makindye Resident City Commissioner, Ronald Mukooza, applauded UNRA for ensuring that work goes on 24 hours a day.
“As the head of security in Makindye division, we are always on patrol, and I have noticed that all day, work is going on. Thank you UNRA for the professionalism you are enforcing on this project,” he said.
Other delays faced by the Kampala FlyOver project relate to land acquisition owing to the multiplicity of land owners that had to be engaged.
The project seeks to reduce traffic jam and improve mobility.