I have been on this for the last 16 years (since the federalism debate gained momentum in preparation for the current constitution) we need to think ahead and move the Capital City out of Kampala. There is a lot of varied interest around Kampala which might not make it conducive for a decent capital city. Some of them are immotional, and inflated immotions rarely cohabit with reason.
I have suggested that we plan to move the city to some location around Karuma falls. The south most point for the City would be the current town of Migyera, going west to Malembe, father go north westerly across the Nile to Abudama, demarcate North easterly to Aganga Hills, map south Easterly to Abutokom, looping by lake Kwania (Kyoga) shoreline in the south direction to Tumba port, and curve back to Migyera.
My reasoning which can definitely be improved on is that:-
The area is central touching a majority of a large number of ethic interests.
The availability of water and power generating source at the Murchison Falls.
Nakasongola which is lager that Entebbe can very easily be converted into an international Airport.
The Railway line can be brought up from Namasagali
The area is generally sparsely populated, with a good chunk of it falling with the borders of a national park.
The other lands are part of the Baganda 9000, and Buganda should be able to attach a financial value to it. The remainder of the land is also made up of some ranches which the owners can fore go for a “common good” with compensation.
Taking over Kampala today for a growing national city will not answer our problems. I highly doubt that my friend Mirima is willing to give up his modest house in Kibuli so that a southern highway is constructed. And even if he was to do so, in a few years he will have to give up his Kibanja in Kyengera, because the city will have “grown”. Knowing Mirima he has emotional attachment to these properties and he is not alone. Brother Tendo I feel your pain, but this might be the cure, bitter but better and that ryhms!
What say you out there?