Minister Betty Amongi told journalists at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala today that the document that details a plan by the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to overhaul the transport sector was still a draft that is going to be discussed with all the relevant stakeholders before a common position is adopted.
News of the withdraw of police officers from all KCCA installations and homes of Directors started circulating on Sunday night until was confirmed on Monday afternoon by Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga.
During the presentation of the budget to council in January 2020, the Ag. KCCA Executive Director, Andrew Kitaka expressed fear that the money hadn't been added to the KCCA budget, saying they would seek its inclusion such that the authority can spend it.
KCCA receives about Shillings 30 billion from Uganda Road Fund-URF to work on city roads; an amount it says is insufficient. However, URF also says it doesn’t receive sufficient funding yet it has to serve different agencies.
In their November 21st, 2019 notice, the applicants say Kitaka has continued to execute the duties of the ED for the past eleven months in acting capacity contrary to Public Service Standing Orders, which provides for six months.
It is unclear why the minister has failed to act despite advise from the Public Service Commission. On September 9th, 2019, Justice Ralph Ochan, the Chairperson Public Service Commission wrote to Kamya asking her to regularize Kitaka’s appointment.