Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has reiterated the
need for inclusive development that caters for people with different
social needs especially the urban poor and people with disabilities.
made the pronouncement before hundreds of supporters who gathered at
his home in Wakaliga, a suburb of Kampala as he launched his scorecard for 2021-2025. He says plans
to develop Kampala should be inclusive and address the needs of low-income earners
like street vendors, hawkers, Boda Boda riders among others.
Lukwago whose secretariat at City Hall is developing
a five-year KCCA Integrated Development Strategy says the City should be made accessible and
affordable to all and committed to protecting the rights
of the ordinary person to access working space among others.
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Lukwago also committed to continuing the fight against
impunity and demand for rule of law and accountability. He says while KCCA
has lost billions in questionable legal battles they shall not stop demanding for
The 2018 Kampala Public
Accounts Committee revealed that there was a contract for the design of the city
roads that was awarded in 2015 at 157.6 billion
Shillings instead of 92.6 billion Shillings approved ten
earlier. Lukwago says such wastage of taxpayers money should be probed because it hampers the development of the City.
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Lukwago also committed to continuing demanding for
increased funding to the City Authority. Last year, council, then chaired by
Lukwago passed a resolution that KCCA funding be raised to at least 3% (about
1.5 trillion) of the total national budget.
The City Lord Mayor says the Authority should not depend on
incomes like trade licenses, property tax and market dues yet the City
contributes hugely to the National coffers.
Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty
Nambooze criticized the government for attempting to suppress the voice of the
people of Kampala but said woe to them that people are alert. She says the opposition needs to realize that
they are all seeking change and fighting one person and hence should appreciate
other opposition members as being in the same struggle.
Nambooze, who left the Democratic Party for National
Unity Platform says the opposition needs to direct their fight towards a common
enemy and condemned while shaming those she accuses of working against fellow
change seekers. She says if Lukwago is strong in the City the opposition
should appreciate that and direct efforts to other towns.
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Kira Municipality MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda says President Museveni uses people who profess to be in the opposition to
the opposition. He praised members from other political parties for
working to retain Kampala in the hands of change seekers saying 'Kampala
is not any
ordinary local government.'