The long awaited report of the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) tribunal investigating abuse of office by the authority’s Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has been released with a damning conclusion for the mayor.
The verdict: KCCA Mayor Erias Lukwago is guilty of misconduct, abuse of office and incompetence.
The report was released on Thursday morning by Minister in Charge of Kampala Hon Frank Tumwebaze.
Tumwebaze explained that the release of the report was delayed because “they couldn’t finish all the work”
“They (tribunal) did not want to have By excuses so they requested me for more time” Tumwebaze added.
The fate of the Mayor now lies in the hands of the authority’s Councillors who can according to the minister choose to “forgive him”.
However, pundits conversant with the nitty gritty of Kampala’s politics argue that this is unlikely considering the fact most of the Councillors subscribe to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) which according to the Mayor has a secret plan to take over the city.
Lukwago is a member of the opposition Democratic Party (DP).
The tribunal was set up to hear a petition by Councillors that questioned the competence of the sitting Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago. In the signed petition, the Councillors also accused Lukwago of abuse of office.
The minister is expected to meet the Councillors in a fortnight and its in this meeting that a conclusion will be made to the findings of the report.
The results of this tribunal however will not come as a surprise for the beleaguered mayor. Recently, in a prophetic torn via his Facebook account, the mayor said that the NRM government had finalized plans to kick him out of the authority’s leadership.
Lukwago’s term as mayor of Kampala city has been marred by accusations and counter accusations between him and the Executive Director Jenifer Musisi with both accusing each other of failing progress in the city.