The Lord Mayor of Kampala Metropolis Erias Lukwago has mentioned Kampala Capital Metropolis Authority (KCCA) will all the time face issues with mafia cartels till President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni leaves energy.
Throughout an interview with NTV on Monday, Mr. Lukwago disclosed that there’s a mafia gang throughout the management of KCCA whose prime objective is to siphon cash from the Authority to their private coffers underneath the safety of the state.
“We now have a household rule on this nation which has hijacked virtually each establishment, there are cartels in right here and even within the central authorities and most of those funds which come within the identify of donations are siphoned off, they use these companies as conduits. And by the way in which, this isn’t peculiar to KCCA, it cuts throughout,” he mentioned.
The Lord Mayor additionally famous that many companies endure that very same however as a result of KCCA has vigilant individuals who have stored on demanding accountability from the technocrats, that’s the reason numerous controversies have been disclosed throughout the authority.
“We now have all the time acquired donations from JICA and different donors however Uganda’s drawback of scavengers fisting monies the place they odor it’s now our nice problem. And that is the mom trigger of each fracas you see at KCCA as a result of we’re insisting on worth for cash, accountability and correct utilization of sources,” he mentioned.
“We now have acquired loans however there is no such thing as a change in Kampala Metropolis as a result of individuals in cost have turned these initiatives right into a money bonanza. And the state Minister Kabuye Kyofatogabye is the spokesperson for these scavengers, he has come out to malice, assault and demean us and by doing this, he’s shielding each individual we are inclined to probe as a result of our job is to oversight the job achieved by the technical wing however he’s all the time standing in our method.”
Lukwago’s assertion comes at a time when there are numerous controversies inside KCCA which even prompted President Museveni to do some adjustments by appointing six new administrators and their deputies to run completely different directorates with the Authority.
The brand new administrators are anticipated to occupy the directorates of Engineering and Technical Companies, Treasury Companies, and Gender and Group Companies, amongst others.
Additionally two weeks in the past the officers from the Authority had been battling with Parliament’s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authority and Enterprises (Cosase) for failing to utilise funds that had been allotted to rent well being employees and lecturers who had been urgently wanted in metropolis well being services and faculties.
In accordance with the Auditor Normal’s Report of 2022, over Shs13.5b meant to facilitate the recruitment of lecturers and well being employees by KCCA was returned to the Consolidated Fund through the 2021/2022 monetary yr.
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