Kampala Capital City Authority has ended a suspension of its operations after a day of closure citing threats and assault of its staff.
KCCA on Thursday in an impromptu press briefing announced an indefinite suspension of operations in fear of a possible attack on its head office at City hall by Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago’s Supporters who wanted to re-install him after his controversial impeachment.
Jennifer Musisi, the Executive Director of the authority said several of her staff had been assaulted while on duty.
However, in a press conference Friday evening, Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi and Frank Tumwebaze, the minister in charge of Kampala stated that KCCA will not be forced to close because of the actions of the hooligans.
Frank Tumwebaze said security measures have been put in place to ensure that operations of the authority resume smoothly with utmost protection guaranteed for staff.
Amama Mbabazi, the Prime minister pledged government protection to the staff of the authority. He adds that government cannot be held at ransom by a few individuals who want to destabilize the systems in place.
Amama added that government has put in place stringent measures to deal with such hooligans who want to cause lawlessness in the city.
He has appealed to Lukwago team to seek dialogue so that political problems can be resolved amicably. Lukwago has not yet responded to the latest overture from the government.