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ATC boosts KCCA’s smart city agenda with 87 innovative streetlights


Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), deployed the city’s first-ever smart pole street lights totaling 87. The lights which are anchored on telecom infrastructure have been placed around various places in the city.

Thirty-three of them are deployed along Kololo Hill Drive, thirty along Nile Avenue, and 18 along Nkrumah Road.

The others are the grid-powered flood lights which are grid powered. Those have been installed along Kazo Angola Road (6), Naguru Godown Road (1), Mengo Market (1), Naguru Kasenge Remand Home Road (1), Makerere Kagugube (1), Namuwongo Green Hill Road (1) and along Kitante Hill road (1).

The lights were installed through a partnership between KCCA and the American Tower Corporation (ATC) under the Authority’s smart city initiative.

Speaking at the Commissioning of the Lights, Minsa Kabanda, the Minister for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs said the integration of solar-powered streetlights with telecommunication infrastructure is a forward-thinking approach that aligns with the government’s Vision for a modern, sustainable Kampala City.


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