KCCA WOES: Lukwago Accuses Musisi of Frustrating Authority Business

Erias Lukwago, the Lord Mayor Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA is accusing Jennifer Musisi, the executive director of frustrating the authority business. This is contained in an 8th April letter written by Lukwago to Frank Tumwebaze, the minister in charge of Kampala. It came after Tumwebaze wrote to Lukwago saying that he had received complaints from a section of councilors accusing the lord mayor of neglect and failure to convene authority meetings. In his 4th April letter, Tumwebaze argued that because of the failure by Lukwago to convene the authority meetings, the tenure of the business standing committee had elapsed and no attempts have been made to reconstitute them.

The KCCA act 2010 stipulates that the order of business of the authority is determined by the business committee, which is composed of the chairpersons of standing committees. In a seven page response to the minister, Lukwago shifts blame for the mess on Jennifer Musisi, the KCCA executive director. Lukwago explains that from June to November 2012 he convened 12 special meetings, which were boycotted by KCCA directors and a section of councilors. He says that the meetings held on November 22 and 29 were meant to confirm the previous authority minutes, review the budget performance report and the proposed rebranding of the city, but they were boycotted by Musisi claiming that they were illegal.

Lukwago claims that the other meetings were meant to approve his deputy and to pass resolutions regarding the publication of reports of the contract committee and quarterly reports on budget performance but they were frustrated by Musisi. He says that as a result of this, the deputy lord mayor is not facilitated, the public accounts committee has not started work and the authority is not fully constituted as the representatives of professional bodies provided for by the KCCA act are yet to be appointed. Lukwago says that it is because of this that he petitioned for the intervention of parliament to resolve the leadership dispute in the authority. Musisi has not yet commented on the letter by Lukwago as she couldn’t be reached by press Time

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