Kampala, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | On November 18, 2023, President Yoweri Museveni conducted a comprehensive inspection of various infrastructure projects in Kampala, Entebbe, and Munyonyo, accompanied by key government officials, ahead of the 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the Group of 77 (G-77) +China Third South summits.
Uganda will host the two summits from 15th-23rd January 2024 at Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala.
NAM will run under the theme: “Deepening Cooperation for Shared Global Affluence” whereas the Third South summit will focus on “Leaving No One Behind.”
President Museveni was accompanied by the First Daughter, Mrs. Natasha Karugire, a team of engineers and top government officials led by Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Robinah Nabbanja, the Minister for Kampala Hajjat Minsa Kabanda, Head of Public Service and Chairperson of the National Organizing Committee of NAM and G-77 summits, Ms. Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye, Minister of State for Works and Transport Hon. Musa Ecweru, and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director Ms. Dorothy Kisaka.
The President meticulously examined ongoing reconstruction and improvement efforts on several key roads and facilities, including Mukwano Road, the Clock Tower Interchange, Kampala-Gaba Road, Wavamunno Road, Salama Road, the Busabala Interchange, Speke Resort Munyonyo, and Entebbe International Airport.
Throughout the inspections of various infrastructure projects in Kampala, Entebbe, and Munyonyo, President Museveni engaged with local communities, workers, and project managers, expressing appreciation for their contributions and valuable input. He underscored the importance of collaborative efforts among all stakeholders to ensure that these infrastructure projects align with the needs and aspirations of the people they aim to serve.
During the visit to Speke Resort Munyonyo, the President toured the modern multipurpose convention center, equipped with high-end conference meeting rooms and a 4,000-seat auditorium.
At Entebbe International Airport, Mr. Fred Bamwesigye, the Director General of the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, briefed the President on ongoing upgrades and the incorporation of cutting-edge technology.
The new terminal, with twice the capacity of its predecessor at 20,000 square meters, is expected to accommodate over three million passengers annually. Mr. Bamwesigye highlighted the growing capacity of the cargo center, currently at 100,000 metric tons, with a consistent upward trajectory.