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Opposition Leaders Ratchet Up pressure On KCCA Councillors

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salve http://citadelgroup.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/loop/loop-end.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Lukwago was last week pinned by the KCCA Tribunal on charges of incompetence, medical http://compuaprende.com/components/com_community/templates/jomsocial/layouts/email.events.notifyadmin.text.php misconduct or misbehavior and abuse of office.

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Lukwago, however, accuses government of working hard to frustrate his regime due to his political inclination – opposition.

Chimpreports understands that in a meeting held at the 4GC headquarters along Katonga Road in Nakasero, Kampala on Friday, it was decided by opposition chiefs that Kampala councillors be targeted during the upcoming political activities with the view of discouraging them from voting out the Mayor.

Opposition leader, Nandala Mafabi said attempts to remove an elected leader “using underhand means only show that the President’s excuse of waging a guerrilla war in 1981 on account of flawed elections was a mere pretext to grab power” but not to restore democracy.

“The Lukwago scenario is just another incident of abuse of State power and killing government institutions, in this case the Judiciary. You can see the judges being compromised. This is an opportunity for the opposition to mobilise Kampala residents to recall all the councillors who were being used against the Lord Mayor,” charged Mafabi.

DP Secretary General, Mathias Nsubuga, last Friday warned the five DP councilors of a disciplinary action should they proceed with plans of impeaching Lukwago.

He said DP remains totally opposed to the overthrow of the elected Mayor.

FDC publicist, Wafula Oguttu also reiterated the party’s stand to keep Lukwago as a Mayor, warning councillors of grave consequences should they “allow Museveni to use KCCA to take over Kampala.”

“Whoever deviates from the party’s position does so at his own risk,” warned Oguttu last week.

Realizing that councillors were under pressure, Museveni hosted them at State House, Entebbe.

During the meeting, several councillors complained that their security was at stake following the release of the KCCA report.

They alleged their family members would be target by extreme opposition members.

Sources said Museveni responded by directing the Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura to provide adequate protection to the councillors.

According to President’s Special Communications Assistant, Sarah Kagingo, Museveni tipped the councillors on development in the city including; road maintenance, structural planning, revenue mobilization, beautification of the city, garbage collection and developments in other sectors such as education and health among others.

Lukwago on edge

Meanwhile, Makerere Councilor, Bernard Luyiga, has warned Lukwago of grave consequences should he fall short of mending fences with councillors.

“He has no reasons to defend his failure to sign council minutes, failure to constitute standing committees, recalling Luyiga and other councillors from governing councils of respective universities, where they had been lawfully sent, among others,” said Luyiga.

“I continue to advise Hon. Lukwago and his many advisers that the time is now for him to behave as a leader. Let him acknowledge his mistakes, sit down and reach a consensus with councillors so that a positive way forward is reached at, if he is still interested in serving the people of Kampala as Lord Mayor,” warned the controversial politician.


“It’s worth noting that though Hon. Lukwago got 230,000 votes, the total votes from the 30 KCCA councillors combined are about 800,000 votes. He should and must dialogue with the councillors and if he does, I know these councillors are very much willing to give him a second chance even though he has deeply hurt them.


If he continues to remain defiant, proud and arrogant as he has been, we shall have no option but to do the needful.”

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