By Jane Nambi
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is going to build 800,000 home for low-income earners in the Kampala city.
The homes will be built in Naguru, Nakawa, the doctors’ village in Mulago and at Old Kampala SS. Other areas are Kireka, Bukerere, Namanve and Nsambya Railways, Nsambya Police Barracks, Temangalo and Mbalala-Mukono according to Joseph Semambo, KCCA’s director for physical planning.
1,747 housing units will be built in Naguru, 2,500 units will be constructed at the doctors’ village 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 SS. The units at Old Kampala SS will be specifically for teachers working in the city, while those at the doctors’ village, Mulago will be for doctors.
The whole project is contained in the Kampala Physical Development Plan (KPDP), which covers the city’s development between 2012 and 2040.
The plan also has a proposal to construct 550,000 housing units of both reasonable high standard and basic standards by 2021 to meet projected high population growth.
The project will cost $20b. Agnes Kadama Kalibbala, the director of housing, in the lands ministry, said the ministry is partnering with KCCA to construct houses for health workers on a 40 acre piece of land at Mulago. “We are also planning to construct housing units for teachers on a six-acre piece of land at Old Kampala SS. KCCA and the lands ministry are working closely to develop the site and architectural plans,” she said.
Kalibabala also noted that service providers like UMEME, National Water and Sewerage Corporation, Uganda National Road Fund would develop infrastructure in the areas and KCCA will be the landlord. These projects, she noted, will begin in the financial year starting July and they are expected to be completed in three years. “Preparatory work is ongoing. We have already submitted the proposal to the finance ministry for consideration and approval,” she said.
The proposal intends to charge sh200,000 for a one-bedroom flat, sh300,000 for a two-bedroom flat and sh400,000 for a three-bedroom flat per month.