Urban Development and Productivity to Improve the Competitiveness of Uganda’s Cities and Urban Centres
Kampala City is the 13th fastest growing urban centre in the world, with the Jinja-Kampala-Entebbe (JKE) corridor accounting for more than 60 percent of Uganda’s GDP
The JKE corridor is also grappling with the challenge of inadequate integration of the planning process which has created development control and accessibility challenges
CIG is working towards Government of Uganda’s ambitions to make the GKMA one of the most attractive cities in the world, through technical support to achieve adequate and integrated spatial planning at regional and municipality level.
INTEGRATED STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR KAMPALA CAPITAL CITY AUTHORITY (KCCA)
CIG has supported KCCA to develop and implement a more inclusive and Integrated Development Strategy (IDS) that will benefit the poorest and drive the city’s productivity.
More work will be undertaken to:
- Develop an implementation methodology involving the use of a Balanced Scorecard and KPIs down to Directorate and individual level;
- Strengthen KCCA’s implementation capacity by delivery of training on the Balanced Score Card methodology.
- Reduce its dependency on central government transfers through the development of a robust financing structures and strategy that will attract private investments and strategic partners.
PROPOSED KAMPALA-JINJA EXPRESSWAY
The KJE Expressway is a high priority infrastructure for Government of Uganda. Its construction will significantly reduce transport and trade costs. Progression of the Expressway hinges on compensation and an acceptable relocation plan for the communities located along the Right of Way (RoW).
Through our implementing partner, Cities Alliance we have developed and upgraded strategies for the Kampala Jinja Expressway resettlement plan for the Project Affected Persons in the RoW and minimise the impact of displacement.
CIG is supporting two studies; accessibility study of the Nakawa Market and a land audit and Slum upgrading feasibility study for Kasokoso and Kinawataka informal settlement to. The output from these studies will inform the relocation plan and clearance of the RoW.
The project aims to facilitate a smooth relocation of affected communities from the RoW in accordance with global safeguards.