KAMPLALA – Forum for Democratic Change – FDC’s Salongo Erias Lukwago has on Wednesday, May 26 been sworn-in as Kampala Lord Mayor.
Lukwago who was in accompaniment of his wife and children will be heading the city for the third term in a row.
The ceremony which saw 54 City Lord councilors also sworn-in was presided over by Buganda Road Chief Magistrate, Miriam Ayo Akello.
Out of these 47 are from the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP), 4 from the ruling NRM party, and 3 from the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC).
Lukwago was first elected to the position in 2011, he later won the race to retain his seat in 2016 and was re-elected in a tight race in the January 2021 elections.
He won the race with 194,592 votes against his main challenger NUP’s Nabillah Nagayi Ssempala’s 60,082 votes.
Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony at city hall in Kampala, the Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority, Dorothy Kisaka urged the newly elected City Lord Councillors to work closely with the authority’s technical wing to build Kampala into an attractive developed city.
Kisaka expressed the need for the leaders to pursue a participatory approach if Kampala is to be turned into an attractive city as well as solving the current challenges faced by over 4 million people working within the city and over 1.5 million city dwellers.
She said there might arise some misunderstandings but they should be quick to find avenues of seeking harmony for the good of all city dwellers.