KCCA demolishes abandoned buildings in the city

KAMPALA

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to raze the old abandoned buildings in the city, which it alleges are a security threat to the publics.
The campaign which started over the weekend, with five dilapidated structures in Kololo suburbs brought down, will eventually be rolled out to other parts of the city according to KCCA.
The demolished dilapidated structures were located on plot 55 and plot 99 at Prince Charles Drive Kololo upscale, where a primary school pupil was found dead in one of the structures.
The girl was reportedly gang raped before she was strangled. Her body was found abandoned in one of the old structures at Prince Charles Drive Kololo upscale.
According to KCCA, such structures are used by prostitutes and robbers and they pose a security threat to the public.

Mr Polycarp Wasswa, the KCCA official who is leading the campaign, said the operation is ongoing and asked the public to collaborate.
“Anyone with such abandoned structures should refurbish them or risk incurring the costs of KCCA bringing down such buildings,” he said during the operation at the weekend.
KCCA spokesperson, Mr Peter Kaujju said the authority will continue to crackdown on structures that do not comply with the physical planning regulations as well as public health guidelines.
The move is part of the activities by KCCA to ensure compliance with the physical planning regulations in the city.
Of recent, the Authority has demolished all temporary structures such Kiosks both in road reserves and suburbs. The demolitions that have attracted wide condemnation from a section of the public, including politicians and Civil Society Organisation are, according to KCCA, aimed at paving way for road widening, aligning drainage system and beautifying the city streets.

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SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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