Today the Kampala Capital City Authority launched a 4 year Collaborative Initiative Program on Integrated Local Finances for Sustainable Urban Development (PIFUD) funded by the EU and implemented by KCCA, Global fund for Cities Development and Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA) Municipalities. It aims at supporting the implementation of KCCA and GKMA’s existing strategies and programs on Municipal finance,
Innovation and Integrated Urban Development, as well as fostering linkages with line ministries and the overall Urban Policy in Uganda through urban policy dialogues, urban plans, economic development
plans among others.
At the launch, the Lord Mayor His Worship Erias Lukwago downrightly
noted that this is the best practical Program he has launched ever
since he joined the institution in 2011. Referring to body anatomy, he
said this Program is the heart that will pump blood in the whole body
to enable us realize Kampala as Vibrant, Attractive and Sustainable City. The program builds on KCCA’s experiences and successes in the
areas of own resource Revenue Mobilization, Climate Change responses and Innovative approaches to Sustainable Urban Development as premised in SDG 11. He emphasized that we need to act on those areas that increase our levels of emissions. We are all affected and we can be part of the solution by changing our daily behaviors for resource use and waste disposal, our choice of transport mode, building practices, and water and energy consumption patterns.
The Lord Mayor also participated and demonstrated by riding the electric rechargeable motor bicycle that will used to reduce on the
emissions in the City. This motor bike doesn’t produce any sound
neither does it have an exhaust pipe, it simply runs on a motor.