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Musisi on the Spot over Shs 37bn KCCA Market Deal

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approved http://ciencialili.org/libraries/cms/schema/changeitemsqlazure.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>Led by Soroti Woman MP, Angerina Osiega and Betty Nambooze of Mukono municipality, MPs allege that the Minister in charge of Kampala City, Frank Tumwebaze still chairs meetings without even notifying the Lord Mayor who is supposed to head the Authority’s political wing.


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Tumwebaze has been sitting in as Mayor ever since Lukwago was impeached by councillors.


Lukwago’s fate will be sealed by Supreme Court.


Oseiga said MPs will challenge the KCCA budget when it comes on the floor of parliament because in Lukwago’s absence, Musisi in now behaving as the “budget officer, implementer, monitor supervisor and accounting” to herself.


“Accountability in KCCA is a near illegality in Jennifer Musisi’s terms or style of management,” said Oseiga.


She further observed that “neither Museveni nor Jennifer Musisi nor Tumwebaze have the powers to call a KCCA meeting at KCCA or anywhere.”


The MPs also criticized KCCA’s purported plan to buy Usafi market land at a staggering Shs 37bn, saying, the same piece of land was bought from the Authority a few years ago at only Shs110m.


“It is ridiculous how KCCA can buy land at Shs 37.9bn yet African Development Bank offered to use 13bn to construct 6 markets,” charged Osiega.


She further pointed out that government in the financial year 2011/12, provided Shs 5.608bn to purchase land for market development but this money is not accounted for anywhere.


The Members of Parliament expressed disappointed with the delays in the court system in Uganda in which some orders are followed and others are not put into implementation.


By the press time, Minister Tumwebaze was said to be chairing a KCCA meeting in which they intend to discuss and pass a budget which according to the Members of Parliament is illegal without the Lord Mayor.


Nambooze exploited the platform to pile pressure on the Supreme Court to give its ruling Lukwago’s case, saying justice delayed is justice denied.


Tumwebaze was not readily available for comment.

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