Lukwago Suspends KCCA Committee Sittings

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Lukwago complains that the ten committees mandated to oversee the performance of directorates, receive and approve work plans of directorates among others as per the KCCA Act are not being respected by the Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi.

Kampala Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago has called off all Kampala Capital City Authority committee sittings until January.
 
Lukwago today complained that the ten committees mandated to oversee the performance of directorates, receive and approve work plans of directorates among others as per the KCCA Act are not being respected by the Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi.
 
Lukwago reveals that committees now have no work after being rendered useless. He adds that he rolled out a programme for the committees, sent work schedules but they have not received reports from the directorates and have not sat ever since they were constituted.
 
The Lord Mayor accuses Musisi of not subjecting herself to the authority’s powers and single handedly implementing all projects.
 
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Lukwago also lashed at the Director for Physical planning George Agaba whom he claims is not competent to work in his position. He adds that he has proof to show discrepancies in Agaba’s educational documents.
 
According to the law, the Metropolitan Physical planning authority consists of four chairpersons appointed by the minister and approved by cabinet all qualified in physical planning, civil engineering among others, including the Mayor who represents the Authority.
 
Lukwago says he is still waiting for the four individuals to be appointed by the minister to implement the work to re-plan for the city, but the work is being handled by only Agaba.
 
However, the Executive Director’s spokesperson Peter Kaujju dismissed Lukwago’s claims as untrue.

He adds that the same KCCA Act provides for the formation of a technical team and whichever work is executed by the team headed by Musisi is being done within the law.
 
On road construction in Kampala, Lukwago reveals that the authority passed a budget worth 45.5 billion shillings five months ago but till today no work has been done. This is worsened by the work being carried out by the Uganda Revenue Authority contracts committee that is now awarding contracts for road construction, street lighting and drainage system improvement.
 
Lukwago is now demanding for a performance report on how the contracts were given out to work on the roads in the city before any other meeting is scheduled.
 
Some of the companies that were awarded contracts include Multiplex Construction Company, Sterling civil engineering, Eastern Builders, Musonic Limited, Nippon Company and Level Five associates among others.  Multiplex got 4.2 billion shillings for working on Kafumbe Mukasa road alone.
 
Kaujju says the Executive director is working on an emergency procurement programme to work on the roads and drainage channels.

 

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