“If you ask the mayor the key issues of the city he will say something different, today the president is talking about people not voting for him, but we need to sit together to discuss and come close to know the biggest issues and how to deal with them.” Mutabazi said.
Mutabazi also notes that Kampala‘s first plan was done in early 50’s and the population by then was about 100,000 people but since then there has been several plans which have not been fully implemented.
“There has been population explosion in the city without corresponding to the infrastructures, for the growing population to converge in the city with limited infrastructure it puts a lot of strain on the city.’’ Mutabazi added
Engineer Mutabazi said that government should be serious and come up with policies that will insure that people who come to town get job opportunities, warning that if it is not done, the crime rate will rise.
they are engineers of growth.
The overall World Cities Day theme is “Better City, Better Life” and this year’s particular theme is “Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities”.
Cities need support to become resilient and develop their capacity to absorb the impact of hazards, protect and preserve human life and limit damage to and destruction of public and private assets while
continuing to provide infrastructure and services after a crisis.
The day comes as Kampala capital city authority is improving on the road net work.
KCCA has upgraded five major roads in the city to improve traffic flow through provision of traffic management infrastructure such as guard rails, signs and the improvements in five junctions.