Investigating the impact of civil engineering activities on the social life of people living within the vicinity of Entebbe Express Way
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This research looked at the negative impacts of civil engineering activities on the social life of people living within the vicinity of project areas. Entebbe Express Way was the case study which starts from Busenga Trading Centre and ends at Entebbe International Airport under the China Communications Construction Company as the contractors. The objectives of the study were to determine; - the effect of noise, water and air pollution, whether civil engineering activities increase the rate of spread of HIV/Aids to the people within the project area, the causes and there after effects of peoples displacement and to suggest mitigation measures. Random sampling method was used to collect data. Fifty one respondents were selected and issued with well structured questionnaires to elicit responses on the impacts of civil engineering activities on the social life of people living within the project area, and the analysis of data was done using Microsoft Excel. The research findings revealed; - air pollution inform of dust and noise is at a high rate during the executions of the project causing illnesses like cough, avery high rate of water borne related illnesses like bilharzia due to water pollution, HIV/Aids is at a high increase justified by the way people have sex yet condoms are in low supply, the execution of the project led to displacement of people which lowered their standards of livings. The contractor should employ measures to ensure that noise is not generated during execution of works for example use of noise barriers, Proper and approved means of waste water discharge should be employed on site other than just discharging raw waste water in the nearby swamps, Intensify the HIV/AIDS programme for example awareness and condom distribution, Displaced people should be compensated excellently as required as this will enhance good standards of living in their new settlements.