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Old June 10th, 2011, 01:35 AM   #681
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Kampala needs a master plan like Kigali.
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Kampala needs a master plan like Kigali.
it has a master plan for tranposrt,roads and sewage currently being constructed
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City taxi parks in bad state - KCCA
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By Robert Mwanje (email the author)

Posted Monday, June 13 2011 at 00:00
The Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director, Ms Jennifer Semakula, has described the two main city taxi parks as regretful, calling for their immediate reconstruction and not mere repairs.

She said KCCA will review plans to repair the new and old parks in the central business district to lift it to the required standards.

“I have observed that the parks are beyond repair, deserve immediate attention and therefore the Authority will soon sit to revise the decision taken earlier,” Ms Musisi said, during her tour of the two city taxi parks last week.


Kampala City Council had earmarked Shs500m for repairs and Zzimwe Construction was awarded the tender to carry out the works. However, lately, Zzimwe has threatened to pull out, citing limited funds allocated compared to the scope of work. The company now demands at least Shs3.2b.

According to Ms Musisi, the parks cannot be repaired as earlier thought and a meeting will soon be convened to forge a way forward.
“The parks are not different from roads in down town areas that also need urgent attention,” she said.

She was, however, quick to add that the reconstruction is not an immediate issue because it involves going through stages of procurement.

“Of course this is not an immediate Intervention because we need to follow procedures but am sure we will get the funds,” she added.
Uganda Taxi Operators and Drivers Association Vice Chairman, Chris Sengooba noted that Kampala City Council(KCC) had failed to repair the parks, prompting them to carry out minor repairs that have not changed the state of the facilities.

“KCC was in charge of the parks but ignored the work. We are happy that you are coming down to establish the actual situation,” Mr Sengooba said.

Early last year, KCC contracted Zzimwe Hardware and Construction Enterprises to renovate the Old Taxi Park. KCC advanced Shs50m to the company, out of the agreed upon Shs500 million but the contractor pulled out, citing inadequate funds compared to the scope of work required.

The original scope of work involved pothole filling, ground levelling and tarmacking. The company managing director, Mr Paul Gaswaga, said they required a total amount of at least Shs3.2b and not just Shs500m as earlier agreed.
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Uganda Health Marketing Group gets own home


By Juliet Waiswa

Five years ago the Uganda Health Marketing Group (UHMG) was born. UHMG is an indigenous-owned and run organisation registered as a not-for-profit business.

UHMG now owns its own offices and warehouse in Ntinda-Kampala, a major achievement in the organisation’s strategy to remain competitive and effectively capable of contributing to the capacity of families and communities to improve and protect their health.

From the time of its inception in October 2006, UHMG has been working with the public, private and civil society institutions to improve the quality of life of Ugandans by providing quality and affordable health care solutions.

Some of its objectives are to increase access and utilisation of products and services for sexual reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, malaria, maternal and child health, increase knowledge, self efficacy and correct use of products and services for healthy lifestyles.

UHMG also strengthens product marketing and distribution mechanisms in the private health sector, supports and encourages community action on health, builds and maintains a competitive and sustainable organisation.

Over the years UHMG has developed technical experience in community mobilisation, behaviour change, social marketing, public health, research and development.

This has enabled the organisation to design and implement interventions tailored to the needs of the targeted populations.

As part of social corporate responsibility, UHMG, has subsidising manufacturers’ products. UHMG works with local manufacturers to ensure widespread access to products among Ugandans from all socio-economic levels at full cost recovery.

The basis of the distribution is through social entrepreneurs a network of independent distributors who resell health products through local outlets in urban, peri-urban and rural areas in every region of the country.


UHMG's new home in Ntinda

UHMG has also has set up a network of entrepreneurs beyond the retailers and wholesalers. They resell these items through kiosks, small shops, or home businesses found in many villages and outposts.

The advantage of this new entrepreneurial system is that everyone on the distribution chain from the manufacturer to the small retailer can make money, while the consumer receives a low-cost affordable health product.

Similarly, groups of peer educators and condom distributors receive basic marketing skills and detailing on non-ethical health products for them to be able to sell them to their peers and community members at a small margin. They are also empowered to identify and refer individuals to health facilities for needed services and products.

Today, as the group opens its new home its capability in community mobilisation is well demonstrated through the work they do with community resource persons such as opinion leaders, district local councils, community coalition groups and networks to raise people’s awareness of and demand for services that promote overall wellbeing codenamed - The Good Life.

UHMG has the advantage of experience and expertise on using new technologies such as the SMS business forum to mobilise communities for HIV counselling and testing uptake as demonstrated in the STAR-SW project operating in the nine districts of South Western Uganda.

In addition, UHMG’s proficiency in facilitating grass root communities adopt best practices in malaria prevention has attracted funding from UNICEF under the Global Fund and the Presidential Malaria Initiative through which they successfully distributed over six million nets in 25 districts, hence, contributing to the nationwide effort of reducing mortality due to malaria.

In 2007, Ministry of Health engaged UHMG on the initiative to promote use of the new recommended Oral Rehydration Therapy (Zinc Sulphate and Oral Rehydration Salts) for diarrhoeal management.

During the Global fight against Avian Influenza, UHMG was instrumental in the development of the national communication strategy and job aids, facilitated communities in guarding against the disease.

UHMG’s expertise goes beyond demand creation at community level to mobilising the leadership of the private health sector including clinics and drug shops to create a platform for policy advocacy, and utilisation of recommended medicines.

UHMG’s interventions are informed by research on what the targeted audiences know, believe and practice. In Koboko, research findings on orphans and vulnerable children guided the group to design and implement an integrated project involving the participation of district local governments, school management committees, private health providers, the media, and households of the caregivers to benefit 1,818 vulnerable children.

These interventions empowered the Koboko people to uphold the rights of orphans, support those identified as the most vulnerable and police each other in instances of child abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Economic Empowerment

To respond to the challenges of HIV/AIDS among vulnerable women and children, UHMG has established strategic partnerships with community based organisations to support households of orphaned and vulnerable children to engage in sustainable income generating activities for livelihood support.

So far the most popular intervention has been the empowerment of these vulnerable children with practical skills such as tailoring, hair dressing, poultry raring and kitchen gardening.

Over 400 children have been able to utilise these skills to gain employment or initiate projects for income generation. The initiatives have increased their social networks, access to information about their rights and institutions to defend them against abuse and exploitation.

Institutional capacity

UHMG prides in its experienced multi-skilled staff (70) with up to date competencies to design implement and maintain innovative public health programmes. The team is headed by a managing director supported by four directors who provide strategic leadership. UHMG has a board of nine members providing oversight for the smooth running of the organisation.

The group runs an annual budget of $6.7m dollars with funding from multiple donors including USAID, UNICEF, Johns Hopkins University/AFFORD, CSF, STRIDES for family health.

UHMG also has a commercial division with a robust pharmaceutical business, and offers procurement, storage and distribution services to a number of customers including USAID. Annual income from this division is $2.5m.

UHMG possesses administrative and financial policies and procedures that guide management of its human and financial resources.

UHMG uses the Tally accounting system, a multi user, multi currency software with the ability to analyse and produce comprehensive financial reports.

In addition the organisation is equipped with a fleet of over 20 vehicles, computer hardware and software, and office machinery to support day-to day-operations.
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Al Wasl scout for Ugandan talent
SC Villa possible African Feeder club
By Ashley Hammond, Staff ReporterPublished: 00:00 June 17, 2011


Dubai: After first stunning the world with Diego Maradona's appointment as coach and then appointing Lionel Messi's finder Albert Benaiges as head of their Barcelona-style academy, Al Wasl Club is now on the verge of another big deal with a feeder club in Uganda called SC Villa, according to African press reports.

Al Wasl executive Sultan Hamed Al Suwaidi apparently travelled to the Ugandan capital Kampala in May and last week SC Villa Chairman Fred Muwema visited Dubai's Al Wasl Club to meet its chairman Marwan Bin Bayat, according to Ugandan broadsheet New Vision.

Verbal agreements were apparently met on three key issues according to the reports. They were: Al Wasl's investment in a Ugandan academy scouting East Africa, Congo, Zimbabwe and Zambia for Under 12-16 talent, Al Wasl's purchase of SC Villa's best players to bring to the UAE Pro League club and the construction of a 30,000 all-seat stadium worth $10 million (Dh36.7 million) for SC Villa.

Deal expected

The Citizen suggested a deal would be signed between the two clubs within 60 days of the initial meeting which took place on May 21.
Muwema told the Daily Monitor: "We discussed grooming talent at Villa and preparing players for professional moves to the UAE, from where they would venture into Europen clubs."

New Vision quoted Muwema as saying: "The Middle East controls most of the European Clubs and it's easier for them to recommend players."
Ugandan news organisations are even anticipating Diego Maradona's possible arrival in July should the deal go ahead, with warm-up games between the two teams also in the proposal.

A spokesperson for Al Wasl Club told Gulf News: "At this stage there is nothing concrete or official between the two clubs. What you have been reading is all information coming out from SC Villa's side.
"Their president made an unofficial visit to Al Wasl and they discussed a few things but no official agreements or decisions were made. I will let you know if anything official comes out of this."

But SC Villa have already appointed a new coach, Serbia's Srdjan Zivojnov on a Dh800,000 renewable contract and AllAfrica.com has reported that Al Wasl will bankroll a summer spending spree for the club. The club's website, under construction, states hopefully: "SC Villa, the new dawn — coming soon."

Balance favoured

Muwema was quoted by AllAfrica.com as saying: "Among the club's other plans is setting up a powerful academy but that will not stop us from buying players. We will allow the youth to come through but we will also have to balance this with experience — we will need a balanced side to compete favourably at home and on the continent in the future.
"It's all part of a five-year plan that looked at transforming this club from amateur to professional standards."
Muwema told New Vision: "We need partners like this to take Villa back to their good old days. Arabs have taken over football so we hope to benefit from this as well."

Al Wasl's foresight

Such a move for a UAE club to link up with an African feeder team would show great foresight from those in charge. Al Jazira has an agreement with Manchester City whereby they play the supporting role but for Al Wasl to initiate feeder channels leading into the club shows real promise.
It's by no means the first time this has been done in the region. Oman's Fanja Club built a dynasty of seven league titles, eight HM Cups and the Gulf Club Cup all within 20 years using almost exclusively Tanzanian league talents.
Zanzibar a semi-autonomous island off Tanzania fell under Omani control in 1698 and since then the two countries have shared a close heritage.

SC Villa : Who are they?

Formed: 1975, named after Aston Villa who won the League Cup that year.

Nickname: Jogoo (Big Cockerel)

Stadium: Mandela National Stadium (45,000)
- 13 Ugandan Premier League titles: 1982, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
- Eight Ugandan Cups: 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2009
- Three CECACAF Cups: 1987, 2003, 2005
- CAF Champions League: seven appearances, best second round
- African Cup of Champions Clubs: six appearances, best finalist
- CAF Confederations Cup: one appearance, best preliminaries
- CAF Cup: two appearances, best finalist
- CAF Cup winners cup: three appearances, best quarter finals
Famous Son: Joseph Nestroy Kizito (Partisan Belgrade)
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MTN to set up new switching centre
SATURDAY, 18 JUNE 2011 11:37 ADMINISTRATOR

MTN Uganda has contracted Roko Construction Company Ltd to construct a switching centre to expand the network’s capacity, as it seeks to maintain the quality of its network and pursue the ambition to build a subscriber base of over 10 million.

“The switching centre is evidence of our commitment to ensure the best quality telecommunications services possible for our subscribers in Uganda,” MTN Uganda CEO, Themba M. Khumalo at the contract’s signing at Mutundwe, a Kampala suburb, on June 8.

The project will cost US$ 110million.

MTN currently has 7million subscribers. “With our continued roll-out of highly innovative products and services, we expect subscriber numbers and usage to increase significantly,” Khumalo said

MTN Uganda currently operates six switching centres, three in Kampala at Mbuya and on Plot 44/45 Kampala Road, and three regional switches in Mbarara, Masindi and Tororo.

Roko Chairman Rainer Kohler said construction will take 9-12 months. The ceremony came a week after the company officially opened an ultra-modern customer service centre at Forest Mall, Lugogo, officiated by the Uganda Investment Authority Executive Director, Dr. Maggie Kigozi.






Lord Mayor warns over UTODA contract

The new City mayor Erias Lukwago has threatened to end UTODA’s 20 year contract of managing both the new and old taxi parks.

“They are supposed to remit Shs 270 million monthly for running the parks but they are defaulting,” Lukwago said recently. He said a review of UTODA’s 20-year contract by the newly created Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) was underway

UTODA manages the New and Old taxi parks in the city centre and all taxi stages, and in exchange, is supposed to make monthly payments to KCCA and carry out minor repairs of the parks, which it has failed to do.

However, UTODA officials seemed undisturbed. “All power lies in the hands of the contract committee of KCC,” said Chris Ssengooba, UTODA’s vice chairperson.

Recently KCCA finalised a contract with Pioneer Easy Bus Ltd, a passenger transport company, to deploy over 500 buses in the city to compete with taxis.

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Uganda Travel And Tourism News: Road Construction Begins In July


The construction of the main roads in Kampala will start in July this year according to Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago.

The roads to be constructed include Bukoto-Kisaasi, Kawempe –Mpererwe and Kawempe –Ttula. They are to be constructed under the Kampala Institutional and Infrastructure Development Programme (KIIDP) project.

Lukwago says the construction of these roads will ease traffic hold-ups in Kampala. He says he was not able to do a lot of things during his term of office as Kampala mayor because of the bureaucracies but he left the project of constructing the above roads in final stages.

The project will be funded by the Ugandan government and the World Bank and it will cost 237.9 billion shillings.


Uganda Health News: Government To Decongest Hospitals In Kampala

The Minister of Uganda for Health, Dr. Christine Androa has said the construction of the Naguru general hospital is expected to end in August this year.

The hospital has been constructed in a bid to decongest Mulago hospital. Now Mulago National Referral Hospital is going to be left for big cases that cannot be handled by small hospitals.

The Minister says Naguru hospital is going to have specialized doctors and nurses.

The officer in charge of constructing Naguru Hospital is Engineer Zhang-Shuaiqiny. The construction of this hospital is sponsored by the republic of China in a show of friendship with the Republic of Uganda.
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Dissecting Kampala City Council Budget

Last evening the 174 billion shilling budget to run Kampala Capital City Authority was finally passed. However there is a feeling this money may not be enough. KCCA had proposed budget estimates of 224 billion shillings. But as worries mount whether KCCA's plans will be effected, bickering between city hall and the divisions of Kampala over roles and responsibilities has not stopped
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Uganda to receive funds for housing
Thursday, 23rd June, 2011
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By Prossy Nandudu

UGANDA is to access funding from Shelter Afrique, a construction company, at an interest rate of below 10% to improve its housing sector.

This was disclosed by lands minister Daudi Migereko at the closure of a four-day meeting at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

Shelter Afrique has been lending money for construction to African governments at an interest rate of 15%.

African leaders complained that the interest rate was too high and demanded that it be reduced to below 10%.

Shelter Afrique was established by African governments, the African Development Bank, Africa-Reinsurance and the Commonwealth Development Corporation.

It is aimed at mobilising resources for housing development in Africa.

“We need to get cheaper financing to provide affordable shelter for medium and low income earners, ” Migereko said.

The conference noted that the cost of housing needed to be reduced by making mortgage financing affordable.

“Mortgage financing is expensive and risky. African Governments must make property financing affordable to low income earners,” Migereko said.

Uganda was elected member on the board of Shelter Afrique at the meeting organised by the Kenya housing ministry under the theme: ‘Mortgage Finance for Increased Access to Housing in Africa’.

The meeting was presided over by Kenya president Mwai Kibaki and attended by Kenya vice-president Kalonzo Musyoka and housing minister Soita Shitanda.



KCC FC to revamp Lugogo Stadium
Thursday, 23rd June, 2011
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The upgraded dressing rooms for the away teams
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September, 9, 4.30pm
League opening games
KCC FC v SC Villa
Bunamwaya v Proline
Express v Police
Simba v Hoima
Maroons v Masaka
Victors v UTODA
URA FC v Waters


AFTER three years of uncertainty on whether KCC FC’s ground at Lugogo would survive sale or encroachment, all that seems to have come to pass after the team’s executive registered it as their home ground.

The ground that is currently under repair will also host games for another Uganda Super league side Pro-line for the 2011/12 season.

According to KCC team manager Ahmed Kabuye, the works that are currently going on will in two months’ time have turned into a 10,000 capacity stadium.

It will also be the most intimidating for the opposition —the equivalent of Turkey club Galatasary’s Stadium of Hell.

The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) engineering department that is carrying out the repairs has re-leveled the ground, planted fresh grass, worked on the drainage and will soon erect a perimeter fence on top of constructing public toilets on the facilities.

After completion, KCCA sports officer Tom Lwanga believes it will be the start of good things to come for the club. “We will feel at home, consequently winning more games and accumulating more points. It will also help us financially as we will remain with a big portion of the gate collections,” Lwanga said.

He is also of the view that the move will have more players attracted to the Lugogo side, on top of attracting more fans.

In a move aimed at seeking support, the club executive recently had the new KCCA chief executive officer Jennifer Musisi tour the facility to appreciate it. She immediately promised her support.

Recent developments around Lugogo have seen much of the once sporting area turned into hotels and shopping malls with the neighboring Kampala Rugby Club the latest to go.

It remains to be seen whether in the long run the other two remaining fields in the vicinity will survive.

Many top league sides have of late tried to get own grounds as a move towards professionalising Ugandan soccer in the four-year road map set by the Jinja declaration.

The declaration requires that clubs increase fan bases and aggressively pursue membership drives in the surrounding communities.
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New Tirupati Projects

New Tirupati Projects

Tirupati Business Park




The Tirupati Business Park has been rolled out in the Northern by Pass Kyebando.
This Business Park will entail construction of 150 warehouses/factory space of various sizes for sale on condominium basis.
It seats on a 15 acre piece of land whereby ware housing space will be available for Industrial, Manufacturing and Storage.

To consist of extra facilities like Banking Facility, Restaurant, office block,24 Hour Security Surveillance and ample Parking space.

The warehouse sizes range from 95 sqm to 380 sqm at a price of US $ 550 per square meter.

How to Purchase:
10% to be paid upon booking, 10% to be paid within a period of 28 days, balance of 80% to be paid in equal installments over a period of 20 months.

Condominium titles will be provided for each warehouse unit.

Construction began October 2010 at a total cost of US$ 29million.


TIRUPATI CORPORATE


LOCATION :
Located Along NSAMBYA Ggaba Road Next to American Embassy. It will comprise of 150 offices, Restaurants, Banking halls, Forex Bureaus etc.

SALIENT FEATURES:

PRIME LOCATION
Decorative Entrance
AMPLE PARKING SPACE INSIDE & OUTSIDE
THE BUILDING
24 Hour SECURITY WITH CCTV
SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS
BIG OFFICE SPACE
LIFTS
ELEVATORS
ADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY
ELECTRICITY
STANDBY GENERATOR


TIRUPATI NAGURU APARTMENTS




Location:
Plot 15 Upper Kololo, Naguru-Kampala

Located on Plot 15 Upper Kololo at Naguru one of the posh Outskirts of the City with a Fantastic serene location providing fabulous views over Kampala.

SALIENT FEATURES:

Contemporary Architecture and High – End finishes.
Secured gated Community with CCTV Surveillance Cameras.
A Host of amenities including a serene Environment, Swimming Pool, Ample Parking Space, Sports Facilities, Kids Play Area etc.
Ample parking space
Adequate water supply and Electricity.
Prime central Location only 20 Mins Drive from the city centre.
Loan paper facilities are available
All apartments are self contained with a servant quarter


Museveni tours Kampala at night

Museveni talks to Judith Tukahirwa, a solid waste management consultant

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IT was a few minutes to midnight and the business flurry in the central business district of Kampala was slowly dying down. Except for a few late night operators, most shops had closed. At exactly 11:35pm, the President’s convoy drove out of his official residence at Nakasero State Lodge for one of those impromptu visits to the city and its suburbs.

There have been reports about Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) beginning to bite and that service delivery in the city is not something being taken lightly. It was a fact-finding mission for President Yoweri Museveni.

At Clock Tower on Entebbe Road, President Museveni’s convoy slowed down and headed back to the city centre through Katwe trading hub to Buxton Road, behind Shoprite supermarket, Nakasero.

Graders and other heavy road construction equipment were grinding away with a strong illuminating area providing a day-like atmosphere to allow work to go on. Men and women shoved and pulled as tractors groaned up and down the access road connecting the old taxi park to Nakasero Market that had become impassable.

“The roads are in a very bad state and there has been a public outcry. Currently each division has priority roads we are focusing on, especially those that can divert traffic and reduce jam.

"We have to work on some of these roads at night because at that time the traffic is low. During the day, access roads are very busy and we would only add to the jam,” Nassuna Mirembe, the engineer in charge of road maintenance at KCCA, told the President.

Mirembe, a civil engineer, joined Kampala City Council two years ago, now she has a job with KCCA.
KCCA replaced KCC to improve the management of the city.

From Nakasero, President Museveni headed to St. Balikuddembe Market (Owino), where yet another team of KCCA employees were busy collecting garbage. Interestingly, most of the garbage collectors were not the usual frustrated, uneducated downtown kind, but youthful graduates donning overalls and gloves and getting dirty.

“Waste is wealth. The biggest challenge we have is to change the mindset,” Judith Tukahirwa Tumusiime, a solid waste management consultant with KCCA, informed Museveni.

Tukahirwa holds a PhD in sanitation and solid waste management. She told the President waste management and disposal creates employment through collection, reuse and recycling.

“Currently we have 46 trucks for all city divisions with only 50% of these functional and the other 20% needing minor repairs. We need twice this number if we must have zero garbage in the city,” she said.

Tukahirwa reckoned that there were many young graduates who had the skills in waste management, whose talents were untapped.

“It is partly the poor pay that makes it unattractive but also mind change. Once they realise that there are a lot of things you can do with the waste, the attitude to work is different,” she said.

Like the road works, garbage collection is mainly carried out at night with each truck making three trips.

“We do two trips during the day and one at night because we are still in the pilot stage. However, we have realised that collecting garbage at night reduces on fuel expenses and disruption of business. We need to sensitise our people towards this. Currently we collect 11,000 to 16,000 tonnes of garbage per month which we deposited in Kiteezi,” she said.

Kampala city executive director Jennifer Musisi also told the President that as part of managing waste, they would introduce garbage collection bags in different colours to encourage families sort their waste before disposal.

Musisi, a former commissioner for legal and board affairs at the Uganda Revenue Authority, has ruffled some feathers at the City Hall since she assumed office. She seems determined and unstoppable in ending the rot in the administration and turn Kampala into a real capital city.

“There is a lot of idle capacity not only of machines but of human resource,” Musisi told the President as she walked besides him on his inspection tour.

“We have got some people to clean up the city at night and in the morning when the streets are free. The important thing is to cultivate a culture of proper waste disposal. We are gearing towards involving the big private companies regarding garbage dumps and also work with UTODA and bus operators to have waste baskets on their buses to stop their clients throwing trash out of the windows.”

Musisi also told him that she was planning to work on the walkways and maintain the green areas to tackle the issue of dust in the city.

President Museveni, who was listening intently and critically taking details of the work, suggested that young unemployed youth be empowered with equipment to collect litter on the streets.

He was particularly inquisitive as to how KCCA would handle the garbage that had been collected. Musisi assured him that despite the poor garbage handling by communities in Kampala, all the garbage that is collected and deposited in Kiteezi would be sorted out and KCCA was looking at the prospects of making biogas.

“Once this is successful, the gas that would be generated from the garbage landfill in Kiteezi would be used to light the city. There would be no need for Umeme,” she told Museveni.

At Kiteezi hundreds of people are busy sorting out garbage. Capital Ventures International and Bionergy a UK company is already testing out biogas and has laid the infrastructure.

As the President drove past the old taxi park, Musisi pointed out that the taxi terminals were in a deplorable state and needed to be worked on urgently. She also said the walkways were either blocked by builders or market vendeors who spill over and make it difficult for pedestrians to move.

“When it rains the potholes are filled with water and taxi passengers suffer. We need to tarmack the taxi parks properly and make them user-friendly for commuters,” she said.

Management of the city had always been a challenge under President Museveni’s administration, especially since it has always been managed by opposition politicians who spent more time politicking and letting the city slide into a dump.

This term, President Museveni is determined to ignore the politicians and put the management of the city in the hands of technocrats. And the results are beginning to show.

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Tanzania, Uganda infrastructure deal could cost $3 bln
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* Project earmarks $1.9 bln for rail network

* Kampala to get new $320 mln greenfield port

By Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala

DAR ES SALAAM, July 1 (Reuters) - A major infrastructure project announced early this week to develop rail and port networks to link the east African nations of Tanzania and Uganda could cost up to $3 billion.

The two countries will jointly carry out the project which will involve construction of a rail network at a cost of $1.9 billion and the construction of sea, lake and greenfield ports.

"The total cost of the project is estimated at $3 billion," said a statement from Tanzania's Transport Ministry seen by Reuters on Friday.

"Some $1.9 billion will be for rail networks, $695.5 million for the construction of a greenfield port in Mwambani (Tanga region, Tanzania), $72.6 million for the Musoma port (in Lake Victoria) and $320 million is for a new greenfield port near Kampala (the Ugandan capital)."

The project would also involve the purchase of railway rolling stock after the upgrading of the existing Tanga-Arusha railway line in Tanzania to standard gauge.

Tanzania's Transport Minister Omari Nundu and Uganda's Transport and Works Minister Abraham Byandala signed a memorandum of understanding for the project in Dodoma, Tanzania, on Wednesday.

Landlocked Uganda mostly relies on the Kenyan port of Mombasa to move its imports and exports.

It discovered commercial petroleum deposits in the Albertine Rift basin in the west of the country in 2006 and production is expected to commence early next year.

The two governments said they would pursue a mix of options to finance the joint infrastructure project, including seeking loans.

"The governments of the two countries have started negotiations with various development partners ... we will increase our efforts in seriously mobilising funds from our own sources, from development partners, from private sectors and from financial institutions," Nundu was quoted as saying in the statement.

The statement said implementation of the project would start in the 2011/12 financial year with the commencement of a feasibility study. (Reporting by Fumbuka Ng'wanakilala; Editing by George Obulutsa, Ron Askew)
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A major infrastructure project announced early this week to develop rail and port networks to link the east African nations of Tanzania and Uganda could cost up to $3 billion.

The two countries will jointly carry out the project which will involve construction of a rail network at a cost of $1.9 billion and the construction of sea, lake and greenfield ports.

"The total cost of the project is estimated at $3 billion," said a statement from Tanzania's Transport Ministry seen by Reuters on Friday.

"Some $1.9 billion will be for rail networks, $695.5 million for the construction of a greenfield port in Mwambani (Tanga region, Tanzania), $72.6 million for the Musoma port (in Lake Victoria) and $320 million is for a new greenfield port near Kampala (the Ugandan capital)."

The project would also involve the purchase of railway rolling stock after the upgrading of the existing Tanga-Arusha railway line in Tanzania to standard gauge.

Tanzania's Transport Minister Omari Nundu and Uganda's Transport and Works Minister Abraham Byandala signed a memorandum of understanding for the project in Dodoma, Tanzania, on Wednesday.

Landlocked Uganda mostly relies on the Kenyan port of Mombasa to move its imports and exports.

It discovered commercial petroleum deposits in the Albertine Rift basin in the west of the country in 2006 and production is expected to commence early next year.

The two governments said they would pursue a mix of options to finance the joint infrastructure project, including seeking loans.

"The governments of the two countries have started negotiations with various development partners ... we will increase our efforts in seriously mobilising funds from our own sources, from development partners, from private sectors and from financial institutions," Nundu was quoted as saying in the statement.

The statement said implementation of the project would start in the 2011/12 financial year with the commencement of a feasibility study.



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Kampala, the capital of Uganda is among the fastest growing metros in East and Central Africa. This has been measured at a GDP growth rate of approximately 7% and has resulted in a steadily increasing consumer driven market, a magnitude of people demanding premium offerings from various industry segments including premium residential and commercial properties ranking among those with the highest demand. Hence, the launch of Kampala’s premium shopping and leisure destination in the upmarket environs of Kololo …..The Acacia Mall.

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Acacia Plaza Limited is a successful Ugandan realty company incepted in the last quarter of the year 1992. Over the years, Acacia Plaza Limited has become a prominent owner and developer of residential and commercial properties.

Reflecting their success over the last two decades, Acacia Plaza Ltd is now embarking on a premium shopping mall in the prime residential / commercial upmarket environment of Kololo in Kampala. Committed to setting hallmark standards in the East and Central African Retail Industry, The Acacia Mall’s success will be driven by its unique position as a true one-stop shopping and leisure destination catering to the aspirations of each shopper. the new generation Ugandan population.

Driven by its core values, Acacia Plaza Ltd is committed to delivering the best shopping experience comparable with the finest in the region, adopting exquisite aesthetic design, bright and open lavish spaces, signature retail outlets, functional commercial and multi use spaces, elaborate groceries, amusement areas, convenience foods and fine dining, all focused at giving our shoppers a truly enjoyable and memorable shopping experience aimed only at customer delight. Our objective is to make shopping fun, comfortable, and convenient. The vision is to create an environment to enhance the quality of life for our customers.




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A very evident global trend to have a premium shopping mall adjacent to a star rated business standard hotel. Acacia Plaza Ltd. has practically embraced this trend and the Acacia Mall will feature a 150 room business standard hotel within the mixed use development of the Acacia mall. The hotel to be operated by a world renowned hotel chain will offer all requisite quality standards expected by global business travelers.

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With the commissioning of The Acacia Mall, Acacia Plaza Limited will set a benchmark in the regional retail landscape encompassing a world-class retail and entertainment complex with the most stylish brands on offer in a plush and elegant ambience.

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To sustain and enhance its standards, the Mall will be managed and maintained by an experienced team of professionals – Knight Frank, and in order to ensure the safest environment for our patrons, round the clock stringent on site security measures accompanied with electronic surveillance systems in use.


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in Inudstrial area opposite Toyota Uganda, Taj Mahal Hotel in Kampala offers both single and double occupancy. On top of a Bedroom, Bathroom with shower, each room has a Kictchenette.

The packages range from standard double($135), executive($170) and deluxe ($205). On all packages discounts apply for as long as your booking for many days. The beauty with Taj Mahal hotel, is that once you are a guest, this gives you free entry into the Taj Mahal Casino.


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Nakawa tenants to be evicted today
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The government will start evicting Nakawa and Naguru housing estates tenants today to pave way for the redevelopment of the area into a modern satellite town.

Police yesterday started deploying officers there to aid the eviction of the tenants. Nakawa Resident Commissioner Monday Kintu yesterday said they have been left with no options but to evict the tenants because they have given them enough time to leave but they have refused.

Tenants
Around 1,760 tenants sitting on a 66-hectare piece of land are going to be affected. The houses were constructed in 1950s to accommodate government workers but they have since decayed.

The tenants have on several occasions fruitlessly attempted to block the redevelopment, asking for compensation before leaving the estates. They say they are not leaving because the government has no court order to evict them.

Mr Kintu, however, said the evicted tenants will be considered after phase I of the contraction has been completed. “They will own the housing units after two years through a mortgage scheme in housing finance and pay for them in 20 years,” he said.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Ibin Ssenkumbi said their work will be to witness peaceful eviction and that the construction commences without any hindrances.

Government signed an agreement with Comer Homes Group Company of the UK to redevelop the estates. According to government when the project is complete, it will have 1,747 flats and related benefits for low-income earners.




Demolition of Naguru, Nakawa estates starts
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Panic grips Naguru, Nakawa Housing estates tenants as Local Government Ministry officials on Monday morning moved in to fence off and pull down the dilapidated houses.

Although tenants had been given several eviction orders and deadlines, they had snubbed them.

Kampala Police Chief Grace Turyagumanawe is commanding Police officers deployed to oversee the exercise.

Some tenants have been seen parking their belongings, loading them onto vehicles and boda bodas (motor bikes) in response to Local Government Ministry’s eviction order.

Some, however, insist that they will not vacate saying there are some unresolved issues.

The eviction exercise is so far peaceful.

Plans are underway to re-develop the area into a modern satellite town. Opec Prime Properties, a subsidiary of the British-based Comer Homes Group, was contracted to do the job.

The estates were supposed to be fenced off on June 30, but there were neither iron sheets to fence off the area, nor graders at the scene.

A notice dated July 23, 2011 and signed by John Kashaka Muhanguzi, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Local Government, asked the tenants to vacate the premises so that the developer could commence construction.



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Evictions of Nakawa and Naguru housing estates tenants have started this Monday morning to pave way for the redevelopment of the area into a modern satellite town. The evictions are being conducted by KCCA officials.

Police yesterday started deploying officers there to aid the eviction of the tenants. Nakawa Resident Commissioner Monday Kintu yesterday said they have been left with no options but to evict the tenants because they have given them enough time to leave but they have refused.

Tenants
Around 1,760 tenants sitting on a 66-hectare piece of land are going to be affected. The houses were constructed in 1950s to accommodate government workers but they have since decayed.


The tenants have on several occasions fruitlessly attempted to block the redevelopment, asking for compensation before leaving the estates. They say they are not leaving because the government has no court order to evict them.

Mr Kintu, however, said the evicted tenants will be considered after phase I of the contraction has been completed. “They will own the housing units after two years through a mortgage scheme in housing finance and pay for them in 20 years,” he said.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Ibin Ssenkumbi said their work will be to witness peaceful eviction and that the construction commences without any hindrances.

Government signed an agreement with Comer Homes Group Company of the UK to redevelop the estates. According to government when the project is complete, it will have 1,747 flats and related benefits for low-income earners.
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