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KAMPALA: 3,300 buildings face demolition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority -KCCA has earmarked 3,300 buildings in its five divisions for demolition if the owners do not move to rectify the queries on them, including getting the proper and documented approval of their plans. This was announced by KCCA deputy executive …

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Hoima property owners ordered to renovate dilapidated buildings

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Hoima city authorities have issued guidelines to property owners ordering them to renovate dilapidated buildings. According to the guidelines, all property owners are expected to renovate all the dilapidated structures while those lacking the required building plans must acquire them within six months. Though Hoima …

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Mbarara to rename 400 city roads and buildings

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara City Council has started the process renaming and naming of 400 old and new roads and buildings within the city. Mbarara City has 330.19 kilometres of roads. Current roads have a diversity of names include Marknsighn, High-street, Mbaguta road, Independence road, Victor Bwana, …

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Collapsing buildings: Developers on the spot over use of non-professionals

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The use of unqualified engineers to construct and supervise construction works is the main cause for the collapse of buildings in Uganda, the National Buildings Review Board-NBRB has revealed. Engineer Nicholas Omoding, the head of investigations at the National Buildings Review Board-NBRB, says that their …

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KCCA blamed by review board for supervision negligence

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | KCCA has been condemned by the National Building Review Board for failing to condemn an illegal structure that was flouting technical and legal standards until it collapsed and killed five people in the city earlier this month. The Board that has been investigating …

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Buildings should be sued until owners prove source of income – DPP

Sue buildings as proceeds of corruption and let somebody who thinks otherwise prove it wrong Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Charles Elem-Ogwal is seeking a forceful lifting of the veil to ownership of buildings suspected to be built with proceeds of corruption. Ogwal who …

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National Building Board moves to fight accidents at construction sites

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Building Review Board-NBRB has tasked city authorities to institute committees to oversee the construction of buildings in their areas. During a sensitization meeting for Masaka city officials and leaders, Milton Fred Ocen, a member from the NBRB said no new buildings will be …

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ARTS: Value of our old buildings

Exhibit rediscovers modernistic architecture in five African cities Kampala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The conversation on the preservation of old building in Kampala has been recently renewed in an itinerary photography exhibition titled `Africa Modernism’ showing at the MakerereArt gallery in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. The exhibition documents over …

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VIDEO: Buganda to rebuild Palace

VIDEO: Buganda Kingdom plans to put idle land into use to increase its income. Focus is on construction, with the kingdom planning to put the 216 acres of Mengo palace land to use through public private partnership. Buganda is one of the biggest landlords in Uganda with a lot of …

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