KCCA ED Commends AKDN for Advancing Healthcare and Education in Kampala

Dorothy Kisaka, the Executive Director of the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), commended the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) for its efforts in bringing high-quality healthcare and education services closer to the residents of Kampala.

 Kisaka conveyed her appreciation during a meeting on Monday with Amin Mawji OBE, the AKDN’s Diplomatic Representative in Uganda, held at the KCCA headquarters. The recent inauguration of the Nakawa Specialty Centre by the Aga Khan University Hospital, located on the Old Port Bell Road in Nakawa, was highlighted as a significant milestone.

This facility, which is part of the upcoming Aga Khan University’s Kampala campus, offers advanced medical services such as chemotherapy, dialysis, and various diagnostic imaging procedures including CT scans, mammography, neurophysiology, and ultrasound.

 Kisaka expressed her excitement for this project, noting its alignment with the Kampala Smart City agenda, which prioritizes Technology, Infrastructure, and People’s Well-being.

 She emphasized how the Aga Khan’s initiatives complement this agenda with their focus on infrastructure development and improving people’s well-being.

Kisaka also underscored the importance of government support, particularly from the NRM administration, in enabling projects like these to flourish and ensuring that all citizens have access to quality healthcare and education.

Amin Mawji, in his remarks, extended gratitude to President Yoweri Museveni for providing the land crucial for the project’s implementation.

 He also lauded KCCA for their role in constructing the necessary infrastructure, such as roads, including the ongoing progress on the Old Port Bell road. Additionally, Mawji highlighted the organization’s commitment to environmental conservation, mentioning recent efforts at the Nakawa site, including the establishment of a micro forest with 250 trees.

He disclosed plans to identify and develop similar ecological projects in at least ten other locations across Kampala. Mawji further announced that the university building and student housing at the Nakawa site are nearing completion and are slated for inauguration by the end of the month.

The 60-acre Nakawa site is envisioned as a center of excellence for both education and healthcare. Mawji emphasized the goal of creating a hub that not only delivers top-notch education but also serves as a leading institution for promoting health and well-being.