The Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA Act has glaring loopholes, the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has said. Lukwago claims the gaps in the act have grossly affected the work of the Lord Mayor and city councilors.
Lukwago also claims that the KCCA act contradicts its self when it mandates him to chair council sessions and defend his policies in the same council. He insists that the work of the lord mayor is to come up with policy for implementation by the authority. Lukwago also says that law provides for the appointment of a minister in charge of Kampala but no minister has been appointed.
Lukwago accuses Jennifer Musisi, the executive director of Kampala Capital City Authority of usurping the powers of the political leadership. According to Lukwago, Musisi is expected to implement resolutions by the council but she has been running the affairs of KCCA without involving him.
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Mathias Mpuuga, the Shadow Minister for the Presidency and Betty Nambooze, the shadow Minister Local government say the KCCA act was passed in haste and that is why there are many glaring gaps in the operations. They point out that it is not clear how the executive director works in isolation of the political figures representing the voters under the authority.
Mpuuga and Nambooze say there is need to reconcile the law in order for the director to work in harmony with the politicians. The presidential affairs committee is collecting views from various stakeholders under KCCA.