City authorities open Shs700m leisure park
Posted Wednesday, March 13 2013 at 02:00
The public will have unlimited access to the park as long as there is no vandalism.
Kampala Capital City Authority yesterday unveiled a leisure park constructed at a cost of Shs700 million. The park is located on Kampala Road near Watoto Church.
The park is part of KCCA’s campaign to beautify and improve on the general cleanliness of the city. Its construction was jointly funded by KCCA and Jevi Company.
Speaking at the official opening of the park yesterday, KCCA executive director Jennifer Musisi said the park is a leisure public place that was mainly constructed for public use. “The newly-opened park is a public leisure place that is freely accessible to every citizen. At no time will anyone be asked to pay to access the leisure park,” Ms Musisi said.
Warning to vandals
She added that although the leisure park is a place free to the public, it should not be vandalised by the public. It should be kept for the benefit of all citizens. She also noted that the park is one of the plans of the Green Belts project in Kampala and that many other places along Nile Avenue, Jinja Road and Kira Road have been constructed for the purpose of beautifying the city and creation of relaxation parks for the public.
Ms Musisi also cautioned the public not to mutilate public property like trees and flowers that have been planted along roads. The Authority is currently battling occupants of Centenary Park with the view of evicting them to create green open places for the public.
A number of buildings and shops have been put up and KCCA says the structures contravened an agreement they have with Ms Nalongo Estates.