Rapid Urban Development infrastructure remains of esscence, if economic recovery and growth is to be realised. This is according to State Minister in charge of Urban Development, Obiga Kania.
This, he revealed, at the official opening of the new Entebbe Municipality Taxi Park.
The Shs8.1 billion project has parking slots for more than 200 vehicles. 168 shoping units are part of the taxi complex, which has been funded by the World Bank and is being implemented under the USMID AF Programme. 82 units are being added.
According to Entebbe Municipality Mayor Fabris R, the delay in opening of the Taxi Park by over a year was intended at completing the project to required standard.
“We are pleased that this new facility is upgrading the quality of urban living and working within Entebbe Municipality,” Mayor Fabris R said.
The Entebbe Municipal Town Clerk, cautioned the public against fraudulently acquiring lockups within the new Taxi park.
“We shall ensure transparency in the process of allocating the lockups to members of the business community who are interested. Do not use underhand methods,” the Town Clerk advised.
The new 4 acre space is also expected to ease congestion in the rather now busy municipality, within taxi operations having been taking place along the roads.
Jackie Ankunda, the RDC for Entebbe, urged contractors undertaking infrastructure works in the municipality to enhance on standards, if value for money can be realised.
“Our people need to see that every tax payers money is put tp visible use. This is the commitment of the Govt,” Ankunda, cautioned.