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EXCLUSIVE: All Set For Lukwago Impeachment

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pharm geneva; color: #222222;”>The bodies include Uganda Institute of Professional Engineers, Uganda Society of Architects, Uganda Medical Association and Uganda Law Society.

Minister in charge of Kampala Hon Frank Timwebaze will now present last week’s released KCCA tribunal report to a fully constituted council come November 18.

The councilors will in turn vote to either exonerate Lukwago of his charges of office mismanagement, misconduct and incompetence, or go ahead and impeach him.

Without the four councilors elected this evening, the council would been devoid of the legally required quorum and thus unable to take any decision against the Lord Mayor as was the ruling by High Court Justice Vincent Zehurikiize in Lukwagos’ petition against the legality of the council earlier in June.

According to observers, the councilors need to raise 24 votes to effect Lukwago’s impeachment.

Only 19 signed the impeachment petition against the lord mayor, which was why according to Mukono municipality MP Betty Namboze, Hon Tumwebaze through the electoral commission stepped up efforts to have the 4 posts filled.

The results of the Tuesday election held at hotel Africana came out as follows:

Mrs. Bainganiza Berna Mbabazi was voted Council representative for Uganda society of Architects, (7 out of 14 votes)

Lawyer Frank Kandiho will represent the Uganda law society (4 out of 5 votes)

Mr Karuma Kagyina is representative of the Uganda institute of professional engineers (7 out of 15)

Mr Denson Nyabwana will represent the Uganda medical association (4 out of 5 votes)

While announcing the results, Electoral Commission Chairman Eng Badru Kiggundu described as ‘smooth’ the entire nomination and polling process despite a few hitches.

“We met a few difficulties here and there mostly emanating from the fact that we were conducting this exercise under a new [KCCA] law,” he noted without much detail.

Bainganiza Mbabazi told our reporter that her organization at the KCCA would be strictly working towards the development of the city.

She noted that the prevailing wrangles there between the two heads, the ED Jennifer Musisi and Lukwago could have been avoided without much fracas.

“Almost every jurisdiction has both a political and technical leader, such as the LC5 Chair and CAO at the district level. This is not a new phenomenon in the country, it has worked elsewhere, it can work even at the KCCA, if there is the will,” she said.

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