HICGI News Agency – Updated at 0044 EAT on Tuesday 25th January 2022
Uganda’s Vice President H.E Major Jessica Alupo on Sunday officiated at the opening of Kampala Northern Bypass Expansion project.
She congratulated Uganda National Roads Authority- UNRA for the successful completion of all the roads so far, and appreciated them for inviting her at the function. “I’m a firm believer in your abilities to do a lot more with utmost integrity and dedication.” Alupo said
In a statement released by Kampala Capital City Authority- KCCA headed by Ms Dorothy Kisaka, KCCA congratulates UNRA for the successful commissioning of the Kampala Northern By Pass Extension Program. “This road network will go a long way in improving connectivity not only for the city but for all who will use it.”
European Union Ambassador H.E Attilio Pacifici spoke against rising incidents of criminality along the Kampala-Northern By-Pass.
He noted that whereas they are satisfied with quality of works, challenges bordering on security still remain.
“The lack of lighting along the By-Pass; this has been a major concern for all of us and the recent spate of crime has only reinforced the needing desire,” he observed.
Pacifici’s comments follow rampant outcry about the presence of criminal gangs that rob motorists clean after smashing their wind screens.
On January 10 this year, a Joint Security Team arrested over 60 suspects around the Kawaala Junction Flyover and Bwaise roundabout in Kibaate area.
According to Police, these youths were specifically accused of snatching phones and robbery.
Meanwhile, Pacifici also cited the abuse of traffic laws which in his opinion are reducing the roads shelf life.
“We have seen bodabodas illegally crossing the bypass and ultimately damaging the edge of the road and now the main road is being jeopardized especially in the sections of Gayaza and Hoima interchanges,” he said.