City rejects Christ the King Church expansion proposal

Thursday April 25 2013

By ABDU KIYAGA

KAMPALA

The Physical Planning Department of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has rejected a development plan forwarded by Christ the King Church, saying the plan does not have parking space.

The plan that extends the church to its current parking area was submitted in July last year but the city physical planning committee refused to approve it, saying it did not meet the city conditions.
The plan was drawn by Ssentoogo & Partners Architects.

“We already passed a law indicating that all new city buildings should cater for parking, especially the ground floor. If the church is expanding to the parking area, they should indicate where the cars will be parking,” Mr Robert Kalumba, the KCCA deputy spokesperson said.

Msgr. Gerald Kalumba, the church priest, however, wondered whether the law on parking had just been introduced in the city. “I don’t know why they are asking for permission because this is not an office, people come to pray and go away. Maybe the law on parking is new and we have not looked at it. But we have made an appeal and hope they will look into the matter again,” Msgr. Kalumba said.

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