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Tumwebaze: 1,900 City Building Plans Stall Over Musisi-Lukwago Fights

pharm http://cortrium.com/wp-admin/includes/theme-install.php geneva;”>The delay, ampoule http://deal2deal.co.in/components/com_jshopping/views/product/view.html.php says Tumwebaze, more about http://colosseo.com.br/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-render-embed-endpoint.php was triggered by the endless fight between Musisi and Mayor Erias Lukwago.

“The development and sustainability of Kampala depends on proper and adequate planning. And this is one of the issues I have found pending requiring immediate attention. My Predecessor had started on it,” says Tumwebaze.

“Many developers whose works are on a standstill, because of KCCA failure to approve their plans have also petitioned me and some have come to see me over the same.”

The Minister noted that the Central government has in the past implored the Authority to put in place the Physical Planning Committee as established under Section 9 of the Physical Planning Act, 2010 and thus handle the backlog of people’s un- approved plans;.

“To-date, however, the Authority has not acted and I have directed them to act in accordance with the law,” says Tumwebaze.

The Minister maintains because of the aforementioned failure by the Authority to act, several processes that have stalled; including the approval of over 1900 building plans which is leading to delaying investment and development and frustration to developers and their financiers.

To fix this problem, Tumwebaze has accordingly instructed the Executive Director of KCCA to immediately constitute the Physical Planning Committee which is already provided for in the law under Section 9 and 10 of the Physical Planning Act no 8 of 2010 read together with s. 7(k) of the Kampala Capital City Act.

“I would like to assure the developers, the architects and entire public that we are going to ensure that the services reach the population and to the developers. We regret the delays and inconvenience caused to you. Other remaining issues of the land board and the metropolitan physical planning authority will soon be handled after a number of consultations have been made.”

Unlike his predecessor, Tumwebaze believes that a cordial relationship between Musisi and Lukwago is what has been missing in the equation of fast-tracking development plans in the city.

“I have also made arrangements to continue meeting with the Lord Mayor and other leaders in Kampala to discuss the other matters that are pending in Kampala and also seek to build consensus on the key panned activities for developing Kampala both in the short, medium and long term,” he says.

Tumwebaze states differences among leaders should not in any way be an excuse to delay or deny services to the people of Kampala.

He nevertheless acknowledges that in the Short Term, KCCA has made improvements in revenue collection as number one priority so that the generated revenues can compliment Central Government releases and ably deliver quality services.

The Minister say there areas include development of detailed planning precepts so as to enhance urban planning and development and in an attempt to match the growing population and create jobs, adding, KCCA would like to introduce artisan parks and continue to implement the market development programme.

“In the Medium Term the Authority intends to find alternative financing sources to fund the reconstruction of the dilapidated road network, the school and health infrastructure and we also hope to finance building of parking towers, introduction of non motorized transport and building of recreational parks among others.”

He said as government working with and through the Authority we intend to create a result oriented organization, to create a connected city that facilitates mobility of people, goods and services and safe neighborhoods through the development of a detailed Kampala physical plan, improvement of Kampala roads and traffic junctions, improvement of drainage, multimodal transport system, street and community lighting and beautification of the city.

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