17 December 2012

Uganda: Change of Design Delays New Taxi Park

The Executive Director of KCCA, Jennifer Musisi has come out to inform the people of Kampala not to worry about the delays in construction of the new taxi park.

Musisi said this amidst complaints from several people from the general public who said that they removed the park and left the place redundant.

She said that the reason to why this has happened is because their primary design was to rebuild the park in its former design then they realized a lot of space would be wasted.

So they decided to do a multi storied parking space which will accommodate even other parking priorities like private cars.

Musisi said that design will reduce the congestion in Kampala where people park their cars on the road side.

She said that the new design has brought about most of these delays because it requires them to test out the soil samples to see whether the soil can accommodate such a structure.

Musisi said that to achieve that they had to pay up an architect to draw up a new design which constitutes of a sewerage line, electricity and water drainage patterns to avoid over spilling sewerage and run off when it rains.

She said that after construction the park is going to be one of a kind where people don't have to jump over anything when boarding the taxis.

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