President Yoweri Museveni has ordered KCCA to handover Centenary park land to the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) immediately so that works on the Jinja Expressway can start.
In a letter written by KCCA executive director Dorothy Kisaka to Sarah Kizito Nyakana, the proprietor of Nalongo Estates Ltd, the president wants the land that was surveyed and gazetted for the Expressway.
“H.E the President directed that the land surveyed and demarcated at Centenary Park for the Jinja Express Highway project should be immediately handed over to UNRA to enable the commencement of the national project.” Kisaka said.
The letter was copied to the Commander Kampala Metropolitan Police, who was notified to ensure that the exercise is peaceful and does not cause disruption.
UNRA media relations manager Allan Ssempebwa said UNRA welcomed the development.
“We have been trying to get access to this land since 2017 but had been denied access. With this development, we can now proceed with the land aquisition exercise and delineate the project corridor in preparation for start of Lot 2 of the Kampala Flyover project,” he said.