The Electoral Commission is expected to hand over its previous offices on Jinja Road to the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) this morning to make way for the construction of the Kampala Flyover and road upgrading project. Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama, the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, will officially hand over the premises to UNRA officials at 9am, who will then demolish the existing facilities on the land.
During a press conference yesterday evening, Paul Bukenya, the spokesperson for the Electoral Commission, stated that “UNRA is set to demolish the facilities on the land to pave way for the ongoing development of the Kampala Flyover Construction and road upgrading project.”
This move comes after a public notice was issued by UNRA and Shizimu-Konoike Joint Venture, a Japanese company implementing the project, announcing temporary traffic flow changes on Mukwano Road and New Kibuli Junction starting tomorrow. The changes are expected to remain in effect until June 12, when the construction works are completed.
Under the new arrangement, traffic from Kibuli to the city centre will utilize the New Kibuli junction towards Nsambya Junction and Clock Tower. Meanwhile, traffic from Kibuli to Mukwano Road will make a right turn at the new section of Mukwano Road towards the Mukwano Factory and Mukwano Roundabout.
As the construction of the Kampala Flyover and road upgrading project moves forward, the handover of the Electoral Commission’s former offices marks another step towards a modernized and efficient transportation system in Uganda.