Councillors in Mukono Municipality have rejected the proposed
partnership with Tondeka metropolitan bus company seeking to gazette bus stages
along Kampala-Jinja highway.
The Deputy Mayor Jamadah Kajjoba moved a motion on behalf of the
council’s executive seeking approval for the municipality to identify major
stages within Ggoma and Central divisions to be used by the buses to pick and
About 980 commuter buses are expected from India to be used in the
transportation of passengers and goods.
According to Kajjoba buses are expected to connect from Kampala to Mbalala,
Mukono where land for a proposed bus park has been identified.
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However, councillors rejected the move saying Tondeka management should explain
how the municipality will benefit from the project.
Ben Muwonge the Bukerere ward councillor and secretary for works said that the
Deputy Mayor should present a detailed report about the project.
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The Municipal Deputy Speaker Sylvia Kiwuuka instructed Kajjoba to come up with a
clear and detailed explanation about the project or invite the project managers
to explain their intentions before the council.
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This week, the Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago requested
parliament to reject the government's proposal to borrow Shillings 600 billion
from Exim Bank of India to finance the Project.