KAMPALA–After KCCA councillors passed a resolution this week rejecting a training programme which had been prepared by Kampala minister Beti Kamya, the latter has vowed to revoke it.
According to the programme, the training had been set to kick off tomorrow at Kyakwanzi Training Institute and was slated to run for a week.
But on Wednesday during the Authority meeting, the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago tabled the matter before the councillors to decide.
Out of 34 councillors, only five were in favour of going to Kyakwanzi Training Institute.
In an exclusive interview with PML Daily this morning, Kamya vowed to use the powers given to her by the KCCA Act to veto any the authority’s decision.
Under Section 79 of KCCA Act, Kampala minister has veto power on any issue passed by the authority.
“You cannot block councillors from attending a leadership training. Those who don’t want will not go. I shall revoke that resolution immediately,” Kamya stated.
Kamya claims that out of 270 city councillors, 210 are ready to attend the training.
Museveni to speak to councillors
President Museveni is expected to speak to the councillors before the end of the training.
Kamya recently wrote to the city executive director, Jennifer Musisi, to provide allowances for the councillors who will be attending the training.
However, the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and other opposition councillors asked her why she wanted KCCA funds be used to facilitate NRM functions.
“She is fighting hard to take councillors for training in order to hoodwink Museveni that Kampala leadership supports the lifting of the age limit,” Lukwago explained.
But Kamya refuted Lukwago’s claim, arguing that the councillors wrote to her requesting for the training.
She also said Lukwago has been attending trainings at Kyakwanzi and wondered why he thinks it’s bad for councillors to have training allowances.
“I have just approved about$10,000 for the Lord Mayor to facilitate his travels outside the country. This is being unfair,” Kamya argued.
What’s the game?
If Kamya manages to take 210 division councilors to attend the training and Museveni speaks before them, analysts said she would have scored some of her targets.
Last year, when the President was touring Kawempe division, Kamya promised to deliver Kampala to him.
Currently she is busy meeting businessmen in the informal sector, sensitizing them about the importance of lifting age limit to enable Museveni remains in power.