Kabakumba Matsiko, the Minister for the Presidency today presented her appointment letter to the presidential affairs committee of parliament indicting that she is charge of Kampala Capital City Authority.
The letter stated that her appointment would take immediate effect. After receiving the letter, Barnabas Tinkasimire, the chairperson Presidential Affairs Committee allowed Kabakumba to present her ministerial budget. But Betty Nambooze, Mukono Municipality MP and shadow Minister for Local government differed with the chairperson. Nambooze told the committee thata letter dated August 8th originating from KCCA indicated that there was no substantive Minister in charge of Kampala.
She said that the letter in question that was addressed to the finance minister clearly stated that there was no minister in charge of Kampala to help to determine the salaries and allowances of the lord mayor and councilors of the city divisions. In the letter, Jennifer Musisi, Executive Director Kampala Capital City Authority complained that the absence of the minister in charge of the authority has affected the performance of the political heads.
Nambooze wants to know why parliament was not informed about Kabakumba’s appointment and why she didn’t take oath as Minister for Kampala. The position was previously held by Beatrice Wabudeya until May 26 when a new cabinet was named.