Suited in the heart of Kampala, City Plaza is located on Kampala road, opposite City square between to Crane Chambers and Mapera Building. Kampala Road where the Plaza sits occupies the most prime business location in the entire city.
As one writer said, “since Kampala became the commercial hub of Uganda, almost the best of everything can only be bought on Kampala road. It is more than just a road that forms Kampala’s thorough through. It is the artery of Kampala; the life of the city rotates on Kampala Road; if it sneezes, the whole of Kampala catches cold.”
Kampala Road hosts the Main Post Office, which marks the zero mile for all distances from the city. The road is home to some of the biggest banks operating in Uganda – DFCU, Centenary Bank, Bank of Uganda, Cairo Bank, Orient Bank, Bank of Baroda, the Kenya Commercial Bank, Diamond Trust Bank and Stanbic Bank.
The rest of the banks not headquartered on Kampala Road have branches there. Although the road has no prestigious hotel that graces its greatness, it has some of the best roadside restaurants in the city.
The powerful ministries of Energy and Natural Resources as well as that of Local Government are housed on the road. Many private companies have nested on Kampala road. The road accounts for about 10% of Kampala’s employed people with one eight of the total workforce employed in commercial enterprises. Most of the city’s ICT wholesale and retail trade is done on Kampala road making it the most up Market Street in the city.