Fights At KCCA Were Inevitable - Tumwebaze

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Tumwebaze, speaking at the handover of office to incoming KCCA Minister Beti Olive Kamya, notes that the fights within the Authority were mainly because the institution was new and peoples roles were not clearly defined.

Frank Tumwebaze, the outgoing Minister in charge of Kampala says the political fights at city hall, the seat of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) were inevitable. He hastens to add that the fights should be a learning point for management of city affairs.

Tumwebaze, speaking at the handover of office to incoming KCCA Minister Beti Olive Kamya, notes that the fights within the authority were mainly because the institution was new and people's roles were not clearly defined.

Since its creation in 2010, the authority was cast in the spotlight over fights between Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi on management of KCCA. Lukwago was later impeached in KCCA, by a section of councilors accusing him of incompetence, misconduct and abuse of office.

The impeachment led to protracted legal battles between Lukwago and KCCA.

Tumwebaze, who now heads the Information and ICT Ministry, says the wrangles should be forgotten and focus placed on running city affairs efficiently, as well as expansion of the metropolitan area to neighboring districts of Wakiso and Mukono.
 
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Tumwebaze says he is confident that Lukwago, who was recently re-elected Kampala Lord Mayor, will work together with the technical wing of KCCA over the next five years.
 
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Beti Kamya, the new Minister in charge of Kampala says while she is ready to work with Lukwago and Musisi, the current KCCA Act, which governs the running of the authority, needs to be amended to, among other issues, clearly streamline the roles of each wing.
 
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Olive Eyotaru
Olive Eyotaru is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Eyotaru has been a URN staff member since February 2015.

Eyotaru started practising journalism while still studying at Uganda Christian University. She was a reporter with Ultimate Media Consult Ltd between 2005 and 2007.

In 2009, Eyotaru joined Monitor Publications Limited, under KFM Radio as a parliamentary and business reporter. Consequently, Eyotaru started writing for the Daily Monitor newspaper until January 2015, when she moved to URN.

She is interested in reporting about politics, health, human rights, business and sports.