Mbarara Street lighting in final stages, city looks like Los Angeles at night

Mbarara Municipal Council headed by the young mayor Kakyebezi Robert Mugabe is finalizing the promise by lighting up the city of Mbarara with Street lights. Which was the top agenda mission on the manifesto of Kakyebezi dubbed Etaara (Lamp) by his supporters in the concluded 2016 general elections.

The solar powered streetlights have been installed on major roads in Uganda’s second largest city which also works as the regional capital of Western Uganda. Roads that have already been lighted include High Street, Akiki Nyabongo Road, Constantine Lobo road and Buremba road.

Aerial view of Mbarara City during the day from Nakumatt Building.

Other roads are being worked up on and by the End of this year; Mbarara will be another glowing paradise to visit during the night.

Besides streetlights, Mbarara received a big infrastructural development in the last year with Constantine Lobo road, Buremba road, Kahaya Lane, Katete road, and Akiki Nyabongo road paved and tarmacked in a project jointly funded by World Bank and Mbarara Municipal Council.

Newly tarmaked Akiki Nyabongo Road with the streetlights

The installation of street lights will help the municipality, which was recently approved by cabinet to attain a city status, blossom with night street business, unlimited movement of people within the town at night and reduced crime rate night.

Solar Lights that are illuminating the city

The town named ‘Western Uganda’s Dark City’ by Daily Monitor in 2015 will be dark no more as the town continues to standardizing the lighting, sewer, and green projects in the city to improve on the living environment of the dwellers.

How Mbarara looked before being lighted up. Photo taken by Daily Monitor (2015)

Nasa Tushabe

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