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Lukwago Saga: DP Youth Announce City Demo

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clinic http://danmarknorge.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-update-post-endpoint.php geneva;”>Addressing Journalists at London Chambers in Kampala on Monday, visit this site http://contraboli.ro/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/uninstall.php UYD Secretary General, Charles Wasswa said the move by the government to set up the tribunal to investigate the alleged incompetence of the Lord Mayor “is nothing but a smoke screen meant to divert Ugandans’ attention from key issues.”

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“The Uganda Democrats believe that no amount and manner of tribunals will substitute the abhorrent corruption, waste and impunity exhibited at Kampala City Hall,” Wasswa added.

He said the tribunal is intended to “hoodwink Ugandans to believe that the problems facing the Council and its management are a result of the Lord Mayor’s leadership which isn’t the case.”

Wasswa said come Thursday “the UYD will give their all to defend and uphold the decision of the people of Kampala as far as their leadership is concerned and are to match to all the streets of Kampala in all its divisions to express their grievances.”

Kampala Metropolitan Police commander, Felix Kaweesa last week said he had banned all political rallies in Kampala, insisting they disrupt traffic and business.

But Wasswa says UYD had already mobilized traders, taxi drivers and other groups to hold demonstrations in Kampala.

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Asked whether UYD had notified police about their planned protests, Wasswa charged: “We are ready to endure any rough time with the police to defend the people’s voice.”

The tribunal appointed by the Minister for Presidency and also in Charge of Kampala Capital City Authority, Frank Tumwebaze, to investigate allegations against Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago on Friday conducted a pre-hearing meeting at Metropole Hotel in Kampala last week.

This followed a petition by several councilors questioning the competence of Lukwago and seeking his impeachment.

The tribunal is set to establish whether Lukwago is answerable for all the delays in service delivery by KCCA.

The wrangling between Lukwago and KCCA Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi, has eroded the authority’s image and negatively impacted on its ability to deliver services to residents of Kampala.

A group of 17 councilors signed the petition and are meant to testify against the Lord Mayor’s incompetence. They include Bruhan Byaruhanga M, Kyazze Adam Kassim, Apollo Mugume, Nsereko Madina, Lwanga Daudi, Hajat Hamidah Namukasa, Hope Tumushabe, Emmy Babiryo, Adam Kibuuka, Alfred Ntambazi and Margret Tumwesigye.

Others are Godfrey Asiimwe, Sarah Muwayire Naiga, Maala Zahrah L, Hawa Ndege, Joyce Achan Ondoga and Baker Serwamba.

However, Lukwago has also launched rallies seeking for signatures in different divisions within the city to impeach the councillors.

Lukwago has been holding rallies in different parts of Kampala to explain his innocence to the people and also inquire whether they are party to plans for his impeachment.

Lukwago seeks to overthrow councillors before the tribunal makes its final judgment and in his rallies, he has ratcheted up harsh rhetoric and whipped up sentiments in the public to rebel against their councillors.

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