Removal of illegal structures in Wandegeya was voluntary

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) greatly commends Wandegeya community for the voluntary removal of kiosks and clearance of road reserves. This has paved way for improvement of roadsides and walkways.

Wandegeya is a very busy business centre with many unapproved developments, billboards on pavements, taxi stages along the road, kiosks, temporary structures and parking on pavements.

Such unapproved developments and congestion have been visible along Jjunju, Bombo, Nkinzi, Hajji Musa Kasule, Binaisa roads, Tufnell drive and Mulago. We carried out sensitisation and issued notices effective March 2014 with a grace period of 28 days.

However, upon a request from kiosk and container operators along Jjunju Road, a community engagement meeting attended by the area leaders was conducted on April 24. The leaders requested for an extension due to loans being serviced in banks and associations or SACCOs.

KCCA granted a grace period of six months (April to August 2014). The operators were happy with this development and utilised this period to plan the relocation of their businesses.

This is a remarkable example of voluntary compliance as we continue to engage the public through verbal notifications, media and sensitisation through information clinics.

No enforcement action has been taken as presented in Daily Monitor of September 5 on page 13.

Peter Kaujju,
KCCA spokesperson

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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