Kawempe Division Mayor Mubaraka Munyugwa, along with other local council leaders, have dragged the Minister in-charge of Kampala, Frank Tumwebaze to court seeking among others, orders to compelling him to establish the Metropolitan Physical Planning Authority.
Mr Munyagwa sued the minister on May 20, before the High Court in Kampala.
He sued the minister jointly with Mr Mohammed Kisekka, (LC III Chairman of Kakiri Town Council, Waksio District), Mr Musoke Nsereko Wakayima, (LC III Chairman of Nansana Town Council) and Mr Tony Sempebwa, (Chairman of Nangabo Sud-county, Wakiso District).
In their complaint that they filed through Lukwago and Co. Advocates, claim that the Kampala Capital City Authority (2010) provides for the establishment of Metropolitan Physical Planning Authority to handle and address planning issues within Kampala city and the neighbouring districts of Mukono, Mpigi and Wakiso.
They further claim that the forgoing, the minister has foregone these provisions by refusing to constitute the said Authority and as such, it has affected the planning in the entire Metropolitan area.
The petitioner’s further fault the minister for being liable for the accounting and auditing mess currently in Kawempe and that the entire Authority has been crippled resulting into the mismanagement of resources and facilities.
The politicians contend that this is so because the minister refused to constitute a Public Accounts Committee for the city under section 58 of the KCCA Act despite the Authority in its sitting of 20th June 2012, appointing five Public Certified Accountants to constitute the committee.
Court is yet to summon the minister to file in his defence before a hearing date is fixed.