Electricity, water firms struggle to connect rising urban population
Tuesday April 12 2016
Luwum, one the most congested streets of Kampala. A lot of youth are migrating to the urban areas in search of jobs and a better life. PHOTO | MORGAN MBABAZI
growth is attributed to massive rural-urban migration by the youth, driven by the search for jobs and more comfortable lifestyles. The consequences of this phenomenon are yet to be fully digested by local businesses, investors and policy implementation agencies.
Strong urban population growth has equally exerted pressure on utility companies.
Some local investors are disgruntled about low quality labour offered by rural-urban migration trends and scarcity of good infrastructure in many rural areas.