President Museveni Visits City Roads and Infrastructure

"As Uganda prepares to host the NAM summit in January 2024, I took time to tour certain roads, the conference venue in Munyonyo, and the international airport in Entebbe."


President Yoweri Museveni toured several city roadways, the Entebbe International Airport, and the conference venue on Saturday, November 18, 2023, and Sunday, November 19, 2023, to assess the country’s readiness to host the 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in January next year.

“As Uganda prepares to host the NAM summit in January 2024, I took time to tour certain roads, the conference venue in Munyonyo, and the international airport in Entebbe,” Museveni stated in a statement on his X-platform. The summit will serve as a venue for global collaboration and unity, as well as the advancement of our common goals. Uganda is ready to show off its hospitality and contribute to the summit’s success.”

President Museveni will succeed Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliye as leader of the organization.

Uganda will also host a High-Level International Summit of the Group of 77 Plus China (G77+China) in addition to NAM.

Dorothy Kisaka, Executive Director of the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), presented the city’s complete preparations for the forthcoming NAM conference on November 9, 2023.

During a press conference at Hotel Africana, Kisaka disclosed that KCCA is implementing multidimensional measures to ensure a flawless summit experience.

A 15-kilometer road rehabilitation project to address flood-prone regions will see at least ten routes repaired.

Mukwano Road, Press House Road, Ggaba Road, Cape Road, Salaama Road, Mobutu Road, Prince Badru Kakungulu Road, UCB Rise, Seriso Road, and Tank Hill Road are among the roadways.

“Government has released money which has empowered us to execute these vital preparations,” he added.

The money for these initiatives comes from the sh78 billion in development financing that the government has previously given to KCCA.

In terms of continuous road maintenance in the city, Kisaka emphasized the city’s work with the UPDF engineering brigade in maintaining roads, highlighting continued efforts to eradicate potholes.

“They will be coming to support our engineering teams to fix the various roads in the city,” he added.

She also announced that KCCA will put lamps along 30 kilometers of highways and remove unlawful buildings on various roadways.

During this time, the subject of rescuing street children has also been recognized as critical.

“We’re not doing this for the NAM summit, but we want children to be in the right places.” “Not on the street,” answered Kisaka.

To provide vendors with secure working environments, KCCA is concentrating on rejuvenating the Busega market while also improving road accessibility. Another encouraging step is the reopening of the Kisekka market.

“I want to encourage everyone who works on the streets to come into our markets.” “We have 16 markets that vendors can use,” Kisaka explained.

She urged local residents to maintain the city clean as “we prepare to host the visitors.”

Residents excitedly anticipate the historic events slated to take place in January 2024 as the city alters in preparation.