Gen Katumba Wamala Vows to Eradicate Potholes and Enhance Road Safety by July

During an Iftar dinner hosted by Yuasa Investments Limited at the Sheraton Hotel, the Minister of Works and Transport, General Katumba Wamala, made a resolute pledge to tackle Kampala’s persistent pothole problem by July.

Gen Katumba assured the nation of upcoming road construction projects and the rehabilitation of existing roads, aiming to alleviate the longstanding issue of potholes that has plagued the city for years.

“By July, the issue of potholes will be sorted,” Gen Katumba declared confidently. “We will kick off construction and rehabilitation of new roads across the city to put an end to the endless problem of potholes.”

Expressing concern over the rising number of road accidents claiming lives across Uganda, the minister called for collaborative efforts from all stakeholders to combat this menace effectively.

“The road accidents statistics are alarming, and every year we witness tragic losses,” lamented Gen Katumba. “I’m seeking partners to lead the fight against road accidents. I urge all road users to exercise responsibility while on the roads. Road safety is a collective responsibility; it involves everyone. Let’s uphold discipline while using the roads.”

Potholes have long been a vexing issue on Kampala’s roads, causing frustration for motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians alike. Despite Kampala Capital City Authority’s (KCCA) previous initiatives to eliminate potholes by mid-January 2024, the problem has persisted, prompting Gen Katumba’s commitment to bring about lasting change.

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