KCCA to launch US$20 billion project for constructing affordable housing units

kccaThe housing units will be mainly concentrated in Naguru, Nakawa, Mulago and in Old Kampala. (Image source: KCCA)The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has unveiled a plan to construct about 800,000 affordable housing units for low income earners in the city at a cost of US$20bn

The KCCA director for physical planning, Joseph Semambo, said the housing units will be concentrated in Naguru, Nakawa, Mulago and in Old Kampala. Other areas include Kireka, Bukerere, Namanve and Nsambya Railways, Nsambya Police Barracks, Temangalo and Mbalala-Mukono.

The Ugandan government has plans to construct 1,747 housing units at Naguru, 2,500 units at Mulago, 329 units in Kireka and 350 units in Bukerere. It will also construct 1,000 units in Mukono, 5,000 units in Temangalo and 240 units at Old Kampala.

The entire project will be part of the Kampala Physical Development Plan (KPDP), which covers the city’s development between 2012 and 2040.

Director of housing in the lands ministry, Agnes Kadama Kalibbala, told Ugandan news daily New Vision that the ministry was partnering with KCCA to construct houses for health workers on a 40acre piece of land at Mulago.

The government official added, “KCCA and the lands ministry are working closely to develop the site and architectural plans.

“Preparatory work is going on. We have already submitted the proposal to the finance ministry for consideration and approval.”

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