By Martha Nakimuli
Buganda Kingdom’s Katikkiro, Eng J.B. Walusimbi has announced that Kabakanjagala road is set to become a tourist attraction for the Kingdom after its construction.
Katikiro Walusimbi revealed this at the launch of the road’s construction on Tuesday .He said that the Baganda should not get worried that the 70 candlenut trees, which have been in place for more than 100 years on the 1km stretch between the Kabaka’s Palace and Bulange are being cut down.
“These old trees are going to be replaced with good quality trees , which will be planted in straight lines to give a pleasant look of the road.” The Katikiro said.
He added that the road will filled with marks of all the tribes of Buganda to make it a good tourist attraction.
“A budget has been put aside to procure new good species of kabakanjagala (candlenut trees) from National Forestry Authority to replant them on the road after construction is done,” The mayor of Lubaga Division Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwaawo who was present at the launch of construction said
Ssebugwaawo explained that the division has been calling on Kampala City Council Authority to repair the road since they entered in office in 2011 which has taken long to mature. She however attributed the delay to lack of funds and at the same time the division had to reach an agreement on how the developments will not affect Kabaka’s round about commonly known as Nantaweta.
The Eng. of Lubaga division Henry Byomire explained that the roundabout will be widened just like all rounds-abouts in Lubaga including Kalinda, Kabuusu, Nabunya and Ssekabaka Kintu road estimated at over 6 billion.
The contract to reconstruct Kabakanjagala road was awarded to Sterling Construction Company.