The Kampala Capital City Authority (Amendment) Bill, more about http://citizenspace.us/wp-admin/includes/translation-install.php 2015 seeking a change in the mode of electing the Lord Mayor has Tuesday been tabled before Parliament.
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However, website http://chompdigital.com/wp-admin/includes/schema.php KCCA councillors have since reasoned that the current provision of the Act (Section 11 (1) (a) contravenes Section 3(2) of the same Act, which vests the Capital City in the central government and therefore, concluded that the Lord Mayor cannot be the political head of an entity that is already governed by the central government.
The Councillors further argued that the Act gives the Lord Mayor a deliberative vote and having him chair the Authority meetings at the same time makes him partial.
There has been concern that the move is intended to weaken the Mayor’s political powers.
It is also held that the law could be aimed at eliminating controversial opposition politician Erias Lukwago from returning to the position of Lord Mayor after being removed on contested grounds of incompetence.
Kampala Affairs Minister, Frank Tumwebaze told ChimpReports on Tuesday afternoon the election of The Lord Mayor has not been removed.
“It’s only the mode of election being proposed to change,” he observed.
Tumwebaze emphasised that, “Currently the Lord Mayor, according to the KCCA Act of 2010, acts as the Speaker of the Council. He convenes and chairs the council which an LC 5 Chairman of a district does not.”
He further pointed out that, “Unlike in a district, The Lord Mayor doesn’t form a government with an executive committee just like it is in a local government or district.”
The Minister explained that the Lord Mayor is the head and therefore Speaker of Council.
“So being the speaker he/ she has to be elected by the council and remain accountable to the council just like it is for Speaker of Parliament. It was this fusion of roles that made governance a bit cumbersome.”
The law is likely to sail through Parliament as NRM MPs outnumber the opposition in the August House.
NRM MPs held a special caucus meeting at State House Entebbe where the matter is thought to have been discussed.
ChimpReports was unable to obtain Lukwago’s views by the time we posted this story.
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Museveni was on Tuesday afternoon speaking at Wabinyonyi playground in Nakasongola district during his sixth campaign rally.
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The NRM presidential candidate who in some occasions spoke in the local dialect said the country has been revived from where it had been put by the previous leaders adding that Uganda is now undergoing reconstruction and development – urging the people of Nakasongola to support his bid to stay in power.
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Mbabazi is vying for the position Museveni is currently occupying.
“You have a problem of land grabbers and evictions but I assure you its artificial and will be tackled. You should support the Mzee with a hat in the forthcoming elections to solve your problems.”
Museveni said as part of their prioritisation strategy, the NRM government had to first work on issues like security, healthcare, education and roads adding that now they can tackle other things.
The president was accompanied by the First Lady Janet Museveni, NRM’s Justine Kasule Lumumba, Hajji Moses Kigongo, Prof Gilbert Bukenya, Hon Lydia Wanyoto, former Attorney General Peter Nyombi, former Kampala mayoral aspirant Peter Ssematimba among other ruling party big wigs.
The president is expected to address another rally at Lwampanga near Lake Albert before proceeding to Amolatar.