Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA plans to install lights beyond the streets of the city.
KCCA has so far installed 4,988 lights in the City, 1,560 of which are solar.
Harriet Mulondo, the Director Gender and Community Development KCCA, says a feasibility study they were conducting with French Development Agency on how to light up areas outside the city.
Even with all the streets lights KCCA has installed, they don’t cover slum areas with poor roads.
Sheila Komugisha Nalongo, the Local Council Councilor Kamwokya 1 identified some of the dark spots in Kampala Central Division as Kifumbira zone in Kamwokya and Kagugube in Wandegeya.
Other areas are Kisenyi 2, areas around Nakivubo Channel, Kajja at the old taxi park and Mini Price among others. Komugisha says KCCA should install lights in all these areas and improve the physical planning too.
Apart from the dark places that were identified because of lack of light which provides a conducive environment for criminals, others areas named due to the acts of sexual violence include public spaces like markets, streets and taxi parks.