Steam In Parliament As MPs Grill Musisi

buy more about sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Legislators argued that Kampala Capital City Authority under the leadership of Musisi should always and at all times warn the concerned people before embarking on the demolition exercise.

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They noted that in all the places where the exercise has taken place, many people lost their properties worth millions of shillings.

This has come barely one day after media reports indicated that KCCA intends to take over top shopping malls in the city, citing breach of the contract between KCCA and the owners.

Lawmakers on the committee chaired by the Vice Chairperson, Fox Odoi, and including; Medard Lubega, Abdul Katuntu and Wilfred Niwaga, among others, questioned the criteria used by KCCA when demolishing unplanned structures.

Not long, a top opposition leader and DP President, Norbert Mao, threatened to stage a mass demonstration that would shake the city to roots following KCCA’s demolition of his fence without any prior notice.

KCCA has faced stiff resistance in many areas in and around the city in their demolition campaign.

MPs attribute the trend to KCCA’s use of force and embarking on the exercise before alerting building owners or their tenants hence the standoff with residents.

Relatedly, Members of Parliament also tasked the Executive Director for Kampala to explain why all taxis have been shifted to USAFI Market Park without consulting taxi drivers.

KCCA gave a directive on Monday to all taxi drivers operating in the Old Taxi Park and plying Ggaba as well as Entebbe roads to relocate to USAFI Market Park, just like that, without any prior communication.

As if that was not enough, KCCA also cleared the City Centre of all taxis forcing them to relocate to other spots.

The developments sparked off a drivers’ strike that has entered the second day today and left movement in and out of Kampala paralysed.

Today morning, taxis from Entebbe and Ggaba did not surface anywhere near Kampala making movement difficult and expensive.

In her response, Musisi argued that many laws have been violated and KCCA is just trying to restore the laws that were put in place 30 years ago.

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