President Museveni on Saturday took time to tour certain road and infrastructure projects in Kampala and Entebbe Uganda prepares to host the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in January 2024.
The President, who was accompanied by Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, also toured the NAM conference venue in Munyonyo, and Entebbe International airport.
He met several officials include tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia who assured him that they were on course to complete the projects in time for the conference.
The government of Uganda together with Mr Ruparelia’s Meera Investments Ltd are constructing a Convention Centre at Commonwealth Speke Resort Munyonyo in preparation for the 19th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). The summit is scheduled to be held in January 2024.
“The summit will provide a platform for global cooperation and solidarity and for advancing our common goals. Uganda is prepared to showcase its hospitality and contribute to a successful summit,” the President posted on X on Saturday.
Last week, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka outlined the city’s comprehensive preparations for the NAM Summit.
Under the theme “Deepening cooperation for Shared Global Affluence”, Uganda is set to host the 19th NAM Summit at the Speke Resort Munyonyo scheduled for January 2024.
The event marks a pivotal moment as President Museveni takes over the chairmanship of the organization from the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliye.
Apart from NAM, Uganda will in the same time host a High-Level International Summit of the Group of 77 Plus (China G77+China)
During a press briefing, Kisaka revealed that in order to ensure a seamless summit experience, KCCA is executing multifaceted plans.
Key initiatives include a 15km road maintenance project to address flood-prone areas where at least 10 roads, are set to be fixed.
The roads include; Mukwano road, Press House road, Ggaba road, Cape road, Salaama road, Mobutu road, Prince Badru Kakungulu road, UCB Rise, Seriso road, and Tank hill road.
“Government has released money which has empowered us to execute these vital preparations,” Kisaka said.
The funds to these efforts is part of the UGX 78bn development funding that government has already released to KCCA.
Regarding ongoing maintenance of roads in the city, Kisaka highlighted the collaboration with the UPDF Engineering brigade in fixing roads, emphasizing ongoing efforts to eliminate potholes.
“They will be coming to support our engineering teams to fix the various roads in the city,” Kisaka said.
She revealed that KCCA will also install streetlights along 30km of roads, and ensure removal of illegal structures on various roads.