KAMPALA – Ms. Beti Kamya, the minister of Kampala, has warned Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago to stop destabilizing the KCCA staff and city activities in the aftermath of Jennifer Musisi’s resignation.
Following the announcement of Musisi’s resignation, Lukwago expressed joy, saying it was good riddance. The Lord Mayor has since vowed to dismantle the illegal structures set up by Musisi at City Hall, including removing all staff not appointed as per the public service standing orders.
However, Kamya said even without Musisi, KCCA will continue to run normally. She said the excitement by Lukwago and the political wing is destabilizing the staff at the city hall and that such actions must stop.
“I particularly implore his worship the Lord Mayor of Kampala Capital City to be calm and don’t cause unnecessary excitement and insecurity among the City residents but particularly among the staff. I have heard that his worship is creating a bit of excitement in the City and City Hall. The departure or otherwise of Mrs. Musisi does not take away the institution of the executive of KCCA, the Institution remains intact,” Kamya told journalists on Thursday in Kampala.
Lukwago on Thursday said all staff on contract and in acting capacity must be prepared to resign or be fired.
However, Kamya said the issue of staff in acting capacities and others has already been communicated to the public service commission and are waiting for feedback from the commission.
On October 15, Musisi announced that she is leaving KCCA as executive director when her contract runs out in December. She said whereas she had achieved many things in her 7years at the helm, she has since developed political differences with the executive, which wouldn’t enable her to continue.
On October 16, this website published an exclusive report, which indicated that Musisi lost interest in her job as early as 2016 when President Museveni, in the aftermath of the election, said the executive director’s high handedness in bringing order to the city was responsible for his election defeat in Kampala.