Kampala Capital City Authority is spending 77 million shillings on beautifying the venue for the swearing in ceremony of lord mayor Erias Lukwago.
Kampala Capital City Authority is spending 77 million shillings on the venue for the swearing-in ceremony of Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.
The ceremony will be held on the 20th of May in the mayor’s gardens at city hall.
Jennifer Ssemakula Musisi, the Executive Director Kampala Capital City Authority, says part of the money is being spent on cleaning the compounds, gardens, clearing bushy trees, leveling the pathways, painting the lord mayor's offices and other smaller repairs in the deputy mayor’s offices.
She says the option of renting another venue for the swearing-in ceremony was abandoned and the money instead shifted to work on beatifying the city hall premises.
Musisi is optimistic that central government will fund the city authority although she says under the transitional arrangement, she can still operate on the former allocations of Kampala City Council.
She says KCC had budgeted for the same amount of money under the maintenance department but was not used.
Two weeks ago donkey work started at the city authority.
There was creation of more office space at the office of the director and hurried painting of the of the mayor’s office block.
Councilor Bernard Luyiga representing Makerere University, says under the new law councilors are no longer being consulted on the city expenditure.
Luyiga says although councilors are elected by the people, their roles of questioning about the city expenditure have been taken away under the new authority.
Kampala Capital City Act 2010 came into effect on the 1st of March, legally ending the former Kampala City Council.
Jennifer Musisi says she has been entrusted with transforming an organization with significant challenges characterized by poor service delivery, inefficient systems and a demoralized workforce.
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