Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has embarked on numbering city buildings with the aim of easing their identification. The exercise involves allocating buildings and streets unique numbers on yellow plates, making it easier to locate them.
So far, several houses along Kampala road have been numbered. The exercise will incorporate the already existing numbers. Peter Kaujju, the KCCA spokesperson, says they are currently piloting the project in the city, before they spread it to other city divisions.
He says the initiative is aimed at improving service delivery as details of the building and street will be adequately available. According to Kaujju, numbering of the buildings will be helpful when it comes to emergencies like the need for ambulance services, communication from stake holders, and general identifications.
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The pilot project, which is being implemented by KCCA is expected to cost Shillings 20 million. Leonard Rwanyaga, a Boda Boda rider in Kampala has welcomed the initiative, saying it will ease their work.
He says often times customers don't know where they are heading to, but with the numbering their work will be made easier.
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Anent Adongo, a student says it is now easy to identify buildings by their numbers. She however, calls for sensitisation to enable people become acquainted to the numbering.