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Old November 4th, 2010, 11:27 PM   #61
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[SIZE="3"]the gulu district (and city ) masterplan[/SIZE]
gulu plans to really revamp the city and other towns in the gulu district





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the new kkt plaza (duka road ,arua municipality)
The KKT Plaza located on a 3,381m2 site is a pioneering mixed use development along Duka Road in Arua town. It comprises of office and commercial spaces contained in a 3 block complex. The blocks are punctuated by outdoor parking space and landscaping.

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the newly refurbished Bunamwaya stadium
bunamwaya the reigning champions of the Uganda super league built bunamwaya stadium also known as kitende stadium last year it is a 8000 seater football stadium .the club is training and many people come to watch . it is located in wakiso town a small suburb about 2 km outside Kampala. the stadium upgrade was new toilets built,the stadium roof and seating refurbished,new security gates put in etc.




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I don't know but probably Ugandan shops sell allot of Chinese clothes brands and goods.
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Bujagali power project enters final phase
Tuesday, 9th November, 2010

on course: An aerial view of the 250MW Bujagali hydro-power project
By ibrahim kasita

ENGINEERS at the 250MW Bujagali hydro-power project are preparing to close the right channel of River Nile as the multi-million dollar project moves to the final stages of completion.

The fast-flowing water in the river channel will be blocked using two coffer dams. One dam will be at the upstream end of Dumbell Island, separating the right and left channel of the Nile and the other one at the downstream end, a kilometre away.

A coffer dam is a structure built across a river, using heavy rocks that cannot be easily washed away by the strong current, and is covered by water-impenetrable murram.

The blockage will also mark the start of the disappearance of the much-cherished Bujagali falls as water will start rising up to create a water head to drive the turbines to produce electricity.

The water between the two coffer dams will be pumped out, emptying the whole right river channel so that the concrete structure can be built on the dry river bed.

“After this date, it will not be possible to travel down the river past the project site. For safety reasons, we advise all users to exit the river upstream of the diversion area,” Bill Groth, the Bujagali Energy construction manager, said.

“This is an important phase because the powerhouse is also approaching completion. We expect to start generation of 50MW in October 2011.”

The water flow will be diverted and continue to flow through special gateways in the newly-built powerhouse to the left channel of Dumbell Island, which is in the final stages of completion.

The left channel of the river has for the past three years undergone the same procedures after the water was diverted to the right channel of River Nile.

However, hundreds of fisher¬men and rafting businessmen will lose their source of income when the blockage starts on February 15, 2011.

The right channel of River Nile will be temporary blocked as the 250MW Bujagali hydro-power project enters its final stages of completion.

After the first unit goes on line, the remaining four units of 50MW each will be commissioned consecutively.

The Bujagali power project is expected to be fully commissioned by April 2012, 36 months after work started.
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Uganda: Plans for a Cable Stayed Bridge

A monumental cable-stayed bridge with a length of 525 metres will replace the 56-year-old one at the Owen Falls Dam over the River Nile in Jinja, officials have said. It will be the first cable-stayed traffic bridge constructed in the region.

A cable-stayed bridge consists of one or more columns, normally referred to as pylons, with cables supporting the bridge deck. The Bridges Engineer at Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), Mr Jonathan Tugume, on Tuesday said the planned bridge will cost US$125 million. The old one that sits atop the Owen Falls Dam-completed in 1954, is said to have exceeded its designed lifespan and is set to collapse if not relieved in time.

Despite numerous emergency repairs, it is still said to be in suspect structural condition. Furthermore, its interconnectivity with the dam has been identified to be increasing its risk exposure. The bridge is a major link between the Northern Corridor Route and Uganda's landlocked East African neighbours like Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo.

The bridge, to be located to the south of the old bridge will have two major pylons and a dual (2-lane) carriageway bridge deck (road surface) projected to serve for 120 years. The bridge will be constructed using concrete, and coated with an asphalt layer. In appearance it will seem to be hanging in the air, supported by two 70 metre high pylons connected to the deck by heavy-duty steel cable stays. One pylon will be set on a small island in the river


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kkt plaza mall,arua
this is the new kkt plaza a mall in arua with 1 storey of offices nad 2 storeys of shops it has 50 parking slot too. I have heard it has about 100 stores .
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Kireka Christians build church
Wednesday, 17th November, 2010

The new structure taking shape beside the old small old church

By Francis Emorut

CHRISTIANS of St. Peters Church of Uganda sub-parish Kamuli in Kireka in Wakiso district are constructing a church at about sh2b.

John Bosco Kayongo, the head of the laity of the sub-parish, said sh400m has been injected into the construction which began in 2007. The Christians’ contributions have so far raised and roofed the new structure, which will replace the old and smaller church constructed in 1967.

Kayongo said the sitting capacity of the new church is 1,000.

He said the fixing of windows and door shutters is the next project to be launched on Sunday.

Kayongo appealed to Christians and well-wishers to continue with the same generous spirit.

The lay reader, Christine Jjumba, told New Vision that the finance committee has played a big role in ensuring the construction work progresses well.

David Senfuma, the project engineer, said the construction is expected to be complete in 2012.

Kayongo, however, said Christians would start using the church from this year’s Christmas Day.

The old church is to be demolished and the new one extended to cover the area that the old one has been occupying.

The sub-parish has also started other projects aimed at generating income for the church. One of the projects is a parking yard where vehicle owners keep their vehicles at night at a fee.
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President okays Chobe golf course
Thursday, 18th November, 2010
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Madhvani takes Museveni around the lodge during the launch
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PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has directed the tourism ministry and the Uganda Wildlife Authority to allow the Madhvani Group to build a golf course and swimming pool in the Murchison Falls National Park, saying government departments needed to support investors promptly.

“What is wrong with giving them a few yards to build a swimming pool? Let them build the pool and put the golf course in place because I don’t see how these interfere with conservation,” he said while launching the group’s Chobe Safari Lodge in the park in Amuru district.

The President said investors like the Madhvanis’ had played a big role in the recovery of the economy, adding that the country is now ready to take off, especially with its investor-friendly policy in place.

Serapio Rukundo, the tourism state minister, said the Government would import 23 rhinos to beef up those at the Villa Ranch. It will also promote cultural tourism, he said, adding that tourism could be used as part of the northern region rehabilitation programme.

Mayur Madhvani, one of the group’s directors, urged the Government to have a budget for promoting tourism in partnership with the private sector. He appealed to the President to intervene in a row, in which UWA had withdrawn the group’s licences to exclusive zones in parks.

“We have already invested sh60b in the national parks and we are prepared to discuss and co-operate if we get a proposal, which protects our investments in the parks,” Mayur said.

The Madhvani Group caused a stir a few years ago when it applied for a licence to build a recreational centre in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The recreation centre was supposed to have a golf course which would be a source of attraction for tourists.


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Madhvani takes Museveni around the lodge during the launch
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PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni has directed the tourism ministry and the Uganda Wildlife Authority to allow the Madhvani Group to build a golf course and swimming pool in the Murchison Falls National Park, saying government departments needed to support investors promptly.

“What is wrong with giving them a few yards to build a swimming pool? Let them build the pool and put the golf course in place because I don’t see how these interfere with conservation,” he said while launching the group’s Chobe Safari Lodge in the park in Amuru district.

The President said investors like the Madhvanis’ had played a big role in the recovery of the economy, adding that the country is now ready to take off, especially with its investor-friendly policy in place.

Serapio Rukundo, the tourism state minister, said the Government would import 23 rhinos to beef up those at the Villa Ranch. It will also promote cultural tourism, he said, adding that tourism could be used as part of the northern region rehabilitation programme.

Mayur Madhvani, one of the group’s directors, urged the Government to have a budget for promoting tourism in partnership with the private sector. He appealed to the President to intervene in a row, in which UWA had withdrawn the group’s licences to exclusive zones in parks.

“We have already invested sh60b in the national parks and we are prepared to discuss and co-operate if we get a proposal, which protects our investments in the parks,” Mayur said.

The Madhvani Group caused a stir a few years ago when it applied for a licence to build a recreational centre in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The recreation centre was supposed to have a golf course which would be a source of attraction for tourists.



Madhvani boosts game park accommodation with 66 rooms
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Written by Simon Musasizi
Sunday, 21 November 2010 16:31

A double room at Chobe

A $13 million investment in Chobe Safari Lodge at Murchison Falls National Park has increased by 66, the number of rooms available for tourists in game parks.

The lodge officially opened last week by President Museveni brings the total investment by Madhvani Group to Shs 60bn in the national parks. The Group manages two other lodges: Paraa Safari Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park with 57 rooms and Mweya Safari Lodge in Queen Elizabeth National Park.

“This is by far the biggest investment ever made by the Madhvani Group in the hospitality sector in Uganda,” said Mani Khan, the Group’s director of tourism operations.

“Chobe [is] the most luxurious safari lodge ever constructed in Uganda. A fusion of local materials blended with modernity has created a signature luxury safari style that is unique to Chobe Lodge. We are confident this will become the gem in Uganda’s tourism crown and one of East Africa’s top luxury holiday destinations,” he added.

The lodge was built in 1950. The facility went into ruin and ceased operation in the 1970s. In 1995, Chobe was handed to the Madhvani Group in the privatization process that saw the group acquire Paraa and Mweya lodges as well.

However, due to the insurgency in northern Uganda, rehabilitation of the lodge stalled.

“We waited patiently for 15 years until security was restored in the north and commenced rehabilitation in 2009,” Mayur Madhvani, one of the group’s directors said.
“We have totally transformed the old lodge adding our positive mark on the history of this lodge,” he added.

The lodge’s main block has been remodeled, the room sizes extended and balconies added. “Each category of accommodation narrates a tale of comfort and luxury for the discerning visitor ranging from the Presidential Cottage, to the various categories of luxury tents and guest rooms,” Madhvani said.

Murchison Falls is the largest national park in Uganda and one of the most sought-after. But like other parks in the country, it continues to face shortage of accommodation.

According to Amos Wekesa, chairman of the Uganda Tourism Association, during peak seasons, the park experiences room shortage of over 40 percent.

“The number of visitors to the park has been doubling each single year. Within three years, there will be a very big deficit of accommodation in the park. There is, therefore, need to increase the number of rooms in the park,” Wekesa said

The lodge, located 280km from Kampala, is a three and a half hour drive from Kampala and 45 minutes by air.
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Council approves Jinja Central Market design
Monday, 22nd November, 2010
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By Esther Mukyala

JINJA municipal council has approved the proposed design for the modern Jinja Central Market, to be reconstructed in February next year.

This was during a council meeting convened by the speaker, Mathew Mukwaya.

The meeting also suggested the addition of a fourth floor, citing the large number of vendors. The consultants had earlier presented a design for three floors.

The market is expected to accommodate over 7,000 vendors.

Jinja is among the 13 municipalities and town councils to benefit from the market reconstruction project under the Community Agriculture Infrastructure Improvement Programme (CAIIP). The $10m project is funded by the African Development Bank and the Government of Uganda.

Built in 1932, Jinja Central Market currently has about 3,000 stalls and accommodates 5,000 vendors. The market has recently burnt down twice.

The current vendors will be relocated to a temporary place to enable smooth construction.

The new market, expected to be completed in a year, will have 13 organisational departments, which include banking institutions, clinics, day care centres, salons, parking space and over 120 toilets.

Eng. John Mbadwe, the infrastructural adviser at CAIIP, said 46 markets would be reconstructed in the country.

He said the council’s request for a fourth floor on the planned market would be considered at ministry level.


Sh230b for repairing Kapchorwa-Suam road
Monday, 22nd November, 2010
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Vehicles crossing the Chepsikunya Bridge on Thursday. The bridge was built in 1956 on the Kapchorwa-Suam road
By Daniel Edyegu

THE Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has earmarked $100m (about sh230b) to tarmack the Kapchorwa-Suam road.

The 73km road that starts from Kaptanya sub-county in Kapchorwa stretches along a ragged hilly terrain through Mt. Elgon National Park to Suam border post in Bukwo district, at the Uganda-Kenya border. It connects to Kitale-Kisumu-Nairobi road in Kenya.

Inside the park, the road passes through Kwanyi, Binying and Kaptanya sub-counties in Kween district and Chesower and Kabeyi sub-counties in Bukwo. This stretch is prone to landslides due to steep slopes.

Officials from UNRA and six firms pre-qualified to implement the project on Thursday made an assessment tour of the road.

Stephen Kisubi, the UNRA Mbale station engineer, said the three-year project, which is behind schedule, would start in January.

“The road will have a carriage lane 7m wide and additional 1.5m of shoulder lanes on either side of the road. Guard rails will be erected along the steep slopes and 11 bridges are to be built on the road,” he said.

Kisubi said they would sensitise the communities on planting trees on the slopes to minimise the risk of landslides during the rainy season.

Kisubi added that they would alternatively consider land-shaping the steep slopes.

The road, which has been under routine maintenance under Omega Construction Company and Mulowooza and Brothers Construction Firm, becomes impassable during the rainy season. This forces vehicles going to Bukwo to use the long route through Kenya.

Most bridges built along the stretch by the Bugisu administration local government in 1956 have become worn out and are too narrow to handle the increasing traffic.

Kisubi said tarmacking the route would bolster agricultural production in Sebei region and trade between Uganda and Kenya.
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construction in jinja

many rich Ugandans are building homes in jinja like Nile anchor palace here.


building u/c (2) in Narambhai north in jinja


a construction site the silver fencing.


a new office development on oboja road


another new building rising on oboja road

homes on iganga road


Britannia industries office iganga road


a new office block u/c


construction on kira road


new building on bridge street
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Sh13b Wabigalo-Nakasongola road reconstruction starts
Wednesday, 24th November, 2010
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at last: Work on the road has been long overdue
By Frederick Kiwanuka

NAKASONGOLA residents are all smiles after the reconstruction of the Wabigalo-Nakasongola-Sasira road, which connects the district headquarters to the Kampala-Gulu highway, kicked off.

The 21-kilometre road that has been in a bad state, with giant potholes, also connects to Nakasongola Airbase.

The reconstruction work is being undertaken by Energo Projekt at a cost of $6m (about sh13.8b).

The Nakasongola LC1 chairman, Robert Wasswa and James Wandira, the LC5 chairman, said motorists and taxis operating on the Kampala-Gulu highway had been shunning Nakasongola town due to the poor condition of the road.

“Travelling to Kampala will now be easier,” they said.

The Luweero district Uganda National Roads Authority station manager, Robert Lomwe, said the road has a new design to allow longevity. The work will involve reconstructing the whole sub-base and surface. The

Energo projekt also rehabilitated the 166km Kampala-Kafu road and is constructing the 44km Gayaza-Ziroobwe road.
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As part of the transformation, Museveni said, the preliminary master plan and detailed engineering plan to make Gulu airport an international airport for northern Uganda was ongoing.
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Gulu requests for city status
Thursday, 25th November, 2010
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By Chris Ocowun
As Gulu marks 100 years of existence as an urban centre, the president of the National Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Olive Kigongo, has joined the town leaders in lobbying for a city status.

“I will do what it takes to advocate for Gulu to become a city,” Kigongo said at the opening of a business exhibition at Pece stadium on Wednesday.

The fair is part of the activities to celebrate 100 years of Gulu town’s existence.

Kigongo reminded the business community to play a leading role in protecting peace by supporting leaders who will guarantee continuity.

Earlier on, McMot Kitara, the vice-chairman of Gulu district, had told Kigongo to plead to the President to grant them a city status.

“Tell the President that we need a city status not as a political tool but for economic reasons,” the vice-chairman said.


Karuma compensation ends in March
Thursday, 25th November, 2010

on course: Iprar Ahmed (right), a geologist with Energy Infratech, explaining to Banaabe (second right) the progress of the works at the Karuma hydro-power site
By David Mugabe

CONSTRUCTION of the $1.3b Karuma hydro-power project will start mid-2011, after the Government has completed compensating the people that will be affected by the dam, the energy ministry has said.

Ministry officials assured the local community that compensation would be completed by March 2011, amidst demands from area leaders that the Government compensates them quickly when their property still has value.

James Banaabe, the acting commissioner in the ministry, told the residents of the five affected villages that the compensation money was available in the energy fund and would be given out after the completion of the verification process.

After the verification, the government chief valuer must approve the compensation figures before the over 300 households are paid.

“The law does not allow us to start construction before compensation,” said Banaabe at the Golden Lodge Hotel, Karuma on Wednesday.

The Karuma dam is now under the new Kiryandongo district, but the five villages of Awoo, Karuma, Nora, Bedmot and Akuridia in Oyam, Kiryandongo, Nwoya and Apac districts will be affected.

224 land owners, 103 tenants as well as 327 families will be affected by the 660 megawatts power project works.

Government is determined to have the Karuma power project started to boost the country’s low energy base. Several funding options are being explored including the issuance of an international infrastructure bond and public borrowing through the central bank.
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Artistic impression of the terminal building under construction at Arua Airport

In a continuous and sustained effort to roll out its 20 year Master Plan aimed at enhancing efficiency and better provision of services in the aviation industry, the Civil Aviation Authority has in the last five years implemented a number of infrastructural developments to meet anticipated traffic forecasts by the year 2022.

The Master Plan was reviewed in 2002 following a study by the LPA Group, a transportation consultancy from the United States of America. The plan highlights a number of projects the bulk of which have been implemented over the years.

The most recent is the installation of the intelligent automated car parking facilities for ease of entry into and parking at the airport. The modern and cost effective system commenced on 1 October 2009. It charges users according to time parked at the Airport and brings with it improved revenue collection, enhanced security, and vehicle number plate recognition among other benefits.

Two years earlier, CAA had expanded the Arrivals Hall, installed two state-of-the-art baggage conveyor belts and refurbished the Departures concourse. An Air Traffic Control Radar to enhance management of the national airspace was also installed. Construction of an ultra-modern VVIP reception facility which has enhanced the country’s ability to receive several VVIP guests simultaneously was completed in 2007.

Other completed projects include installation of two Passenger Boarding Bridges, an Escalator at the terminal building, Security Watch Towers to enhance surveillance and a new Aircraft Parking Apron able to park 20 medium sized jets.

The Arrivals Hall at Entebbe International Airport is now more spacious and provides more efficient and hassle free Immigration and Customs services.


CAA Managing Director Dr W. Rama Makuza

A Departure Passenger Handling System (DPHS) to enhance speed and efficiency of handling departing passengers has also been commissioned. The system issues boarding passes and baggage tags automatically.

Improved Airport facilities and services are key in attracting new Air Operators who in turn increase traffic to the country, which is why Uganda’s exports to world by air markets have recorded an impressive 24% annual average growth for the last six years.

The refurbished facilities have capacity to cater for up to 2.5 million passengers ayear. In 2008 the Airport handled 959,256 passengers

Safety is one of the key tenets of the aviation industry and in this respect; the following have been done:-

· Procurement of Very High Frequency (VHF) extended Range and High Frequency (HF) Radios to enhance national coverage and improve on ground to air and air to ground communication.

· Installation of VHF Radios at all CAA managed upcountry aerodromes.

· Implementation of the North Africa Satellite Programme (NAFISAT).

· Mapping of Entebbe International Airport, Kasese, Arua and Gulu Aerodromes was done using the World Geodetic System (WGS, 84) in preparation for the introduction of satellite based Global Air Navigation Systems (GNSS).

· Deployment of a mobile Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower at Gulu Airport.

In line with the President’s election Manifesto, the expansion of Kasese Airport is on course with land owners to be affected by the project compensated. Kasese Airport Runway is due to be expanded from 1750 to 2500 metres and 30 to 45 metres wide in order to accommodate aircraft type B767. The project in Kasese is estimated to cost Shs. 22 billion and is envisaged to boost tourism, agriculture and mining in the region.

Arua Airport is also a beneficiary of the rehabilitation programme with construction of a new and larger passenger terminal building having commenced in July 2009. Plans for a new Aircraft Parking Apron, a longer Runway and new staff quarters are in advanced stages.

The other aerodromes that have had significant civil works implemented include Kidepo and Moroto where new passenger terminal buildings have been erected; and Jinja and Tororo where the old buildings have been rehabilitated and associated aeronautical infrastructure given a new lease of life to make them fully operational.


The above success have not been attained without challenges. Some of the major challenges are attraction of more Airlines and traffic to Entebbe, environmental management, low traffic and costly aviation fuel.

In spite of numerous industry challenges, a number of opportunities abound. New aviation management technology is one such great opportunity. The emergency of Communication Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) which Uganda has embraced will offer more direct flights between any two destinations.

It is anticipated this will cut on air navigation costs. Under this new concept, equipment like the B7E7 aircraft are well equipped to reduce on fuel consumption. Lowered costs of managing air travel will translate in lower fares and hopefully give more opportunity to travel. All Airports would benefit from the heightened turn-over.

The emerging regional trading blocks will also widen the air traffic catchment area, strengthen Airports bargaining power and stimulate competition. The East African Airports Authorities and the East African Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency are good strategies for addressing some of the challenges that cut across the region.
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