KAMPALA – The Acting Executive Director, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Eng. Andrew Kitaaka has revealed that the Authority is planning to interdict two of its staff over neglegience following the collapse of buildings in Kansanga over the weekend.
Kitaaka was on Thursday, May 14 alongside the Minister for KCCA, Betty Amongi appearing before the Parliamentary Budget Committee to request for a supplementary budget of Shs10b to repair roads within the city that were affected by floods.
During the meeting, MPs tasked the Authority Officials to explain remedies that have been put in place to curtail collapse of buildings within the city, to which Kitaaka revealed that the Authority has sanctioned two of its officers mandated with monitoring construction works in Makindye division.
“We are going to interdict the two officers in charge of monitoring construction in Makindye Division, then carry out Investigations to determine what happened and what could have been done better,” said Kitaaka.
Kitaaka told the Parliament that the owner of the collapsed building had been ordered to stop construction, but the Authority was shocked to learn he had resumed the construction works.
He also told Parliament that the owner of the building has been ordered to compensate the victims, both the deceased and those nursing injuries.