KAMPALA– Ms Allen Kagina, the Uganda National Roads Authority Executive Director has lauded the outgoing Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director Jennifer Musisi Ssemakula for transforming the city.
Kagina took to social media (Twitter) commending Musisi for the “great job at KCCA and in the city.”
“Jennifer [Musisi Ssemakula] has done a great job at KCCA and in the city. Her record is undisputed. She is a woman of valour! We celebrate you Jeni,” Kagina twitted.
Musisi on Monday October 15 announced that she will leave her position on December 15, ending seven years at the helm of the city management authority.
Ms. Musisi, in a lengthy October 15 letter to President Museveni, revealed that whereas the city authority has made tremendous achievements under her tenure, the continued lack of financial support from the central government means that the gains will be eroded.
She listed some of the achievements as road construction, construction of more health centers, building of schools and improving sanitation.
Her resignation has however, been celebrated by a number of people including city Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago who claims that since 2016, Ms Musisi has not been doing any serious work despite earning a huge salary.
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 kno
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.