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Good riddance! Lukwago celebrates Musisi’s resignation

KCCA ED Jennifer Musisi and Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago (R) appearing before a Committee recently. The Lord Mayor has welcomed her resignation citing good riddance (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA – Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has expressed joy at the resignation of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) executive director Jennifer Musisi.

After seven years in office. Musisi on Monday announced that she will cease being executive director of KCCA effective December 15, 2018.

And on Tuesday, Mr Lukwago said he lost sleep when he received the news.

“I am glad that what we prophesied has come to pass because I cannot hide my excitement. I cannot. It’s a very exciting moment for me. Since last night when I received this news, indeed I couldn’t even sleep because of excitement. Why? Because we have had a rollercoaster life here because of nothing else, but impunity, impunity perpetuated by one person here Madam Jennifer Semakula Musisi. I will not miss you Madam Jennifer Semakula. Good riddance,” he told journalists at his office.

The Lord Mayor added that since 2016, Ms Musisi has not been doing any serious work despite earning a huge salary.

“In fact, she has been cheating members of the public. Jennifer has not been working since 2016, Jennifer resigned literally. She last attended the authority meeting – the record I have…the last one was on 27th February 2017. Which institution can have such an accounting officer who has no respect for the authority meeting for the meeting of the supreme making body of the institution?” said Mr Lukwago.

He added that Ms Musisi must account for the time she has spent in office.

“We’re going to work out modalities of handling all accountability issues. It’s not a matter of throwing in the towel and running away. No way, no way. She will have to first account before she goes. I know under the law we can follow her even when she has gone away but within these two months, we must work out modalities of handling all the reports.” said Lukwago.

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