The Kampala City Roads Rehabilitation Project (KCRRP) is part of a citywide infrastructural improvement program. This programme seeks to meet the Government's long-term development strategy as outlined in the Government's Vision 2040. The project should increase and improve the quality of infrastructure stock to foster transformation of the Uganda's economy from low income to a more competitive upper middleincome status. It aimed at tackling congestion in the city of Kampala through improvement of road network, upgrading of traffic junctions, and enhanced drainage capacity to mitigate flooding on the streets. Specifically, the project encompasses road network improvements/upgrading, road junction improvements, traffic management--including establishment of Traffic Control Centre (TCC), provision of street lighting, and storm water drainage enhancements. The implementation of the programme is undertaken in phases. The prioritized road network for improvement is 121km. The project has five main components, namely: (1) civil works; (2) project management; (3) provision of eco-bus services; (4) institutional capacity building; and (5) skills development for women and youth.
The development objective of the project is to accelerate Uganda's competitiveness by shoring up productivity gains from infrastructure development in Kampala and integrating the growth spillovers via efficient transportation networks to the rest of the country. Specific project objectives are two-fold: i) to enhance transport efficiency in the City of Kampala by expanding the road network and upgrading traffic junctions to facilitate smooth traffic flow; and ii) to improve air quality in the city through implementation of scheduled eco-bus transit services and promoting active transport by expansion of non-motorized traffic (NMT) networks--walkways and cycling tracks, in Kampala.
The project is expected to benefit at least 1.6 million people including: commuters, businesses, and transporters passing through the city regularly, poised to experience improved transport efficiency. The all direct and indirect beneficiaries of the project will be some 1.7 million residents including those that work in the city but live outside of the project area of influence. The economic impact assessment of the Kampala City Road Rehabilitation project demonstrates that there are significant economic gains to the population directly and indirectly served by the intervention.
MAKAJUMA George Adongo
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF AfDB
The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), which is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU), is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an African Development Bank (AfDB)-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may assist you by either seeking to address your problems by facilitating a dispute resolution dialogue between you and those implementing the project and/or investigating whether the AfDB complied with its policies to prevent environmental and social harms. You can submit a complaint electronically by emailing email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and/or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about the IRM and how to file a complaint at https://www.afdb.org/en/independent-review-mechanism/.