To sustain Kigali City’s growth, traffic jam must be fought like genocide

By Maurice Muhigirwa

On a recent sojourn to Kampala, I sauntered around the national referral hospital, Mulago, to meet a former college mate. We were to leave together to meet another former friend but we were held back: A consultant surgeon this doctor friend had to see was stuck in traffic and had asked for time.

It was nearly 30 minutes later that the doctor arrived. He had been just around the city centre, a five-minute drive to the hospital.

Supposing he was summoned for an emergency surgery, what would have happened? I asked the younger doctor. He merely hunched his shoulders.