Photos: Museveni Praises Musisi As KCCA Turns 3


case geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The event was held at KCCA FC football ground Lugogo with President Yoweri Museveni as the chief guest.

Museveni opened up the day with a four-hour guided tour around a number of projects accomplished by the Authority in the three years.

Museveni, Musisi tour Kisenyi health centre

At the Nakasero based KCCA Development Service Bureau (former mayoral house), President Museveni met a number of youths being trained in various computer skills under the authority’s youth training initiative.

He asked them to train their focus more on the new and lucrative Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO) industry.

The President also toured around some of the new 50 tarmac roads built during the three years in the different city divisions.

He also visited the refurbished Kisenyi Health Centre IV and handed out Easter packages to some of the patients.

At the Lugogo fete, Museveni was enlightened by city leaders about a number of challenges still stifling work progress at the authority, especially urban youth unemployment.

President’s convoy on streets of Kampala

“A lot of work has been going in the city but because our youth lack sufficient training, we have for instance been employing Kenyans to man most of the machines being used in road construction,” said Nakawa Division Councillor, Apollo Mugume.

Mr Museveni, ordered the authority to quickly establish technical training schools in each one of the five divisions to help in skilling the youths.

“We are soon going to be embarking on production of our oil in western Uganda, and a lot of work on infrastructure will take place. We need enough people with skills to man these machines,” said Museveni.

At the event Museveni hailed Musisi for bringing sanity to the formerly ‘defunct and rotten’ city authority.

President meeets patients

A strong born-again Christian, Museveni noted, Jennifer had managed to iron out the corrupt elements at city hall, which explained the rapid growth of revenue collection from Shs 28bn to Shs 60bn.

In return, KCCA Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi, praised the President for entrusting her with the City Authority.

Musisi’s appointment as ED in 2011 was met with stiff resistance from especially, opponents to the idea of trimming down the powers of the city Lord Mayor’s powers.

Her three-year term has since been characterised ceaseless political fights, especially against Mayor, Erias Lukwago, who was ultimately thrown out of the City Hall late last year.

The tour continues

Last February, Musisi’s contract was renewed by the President to serve another three year term in the office.

At yesterday’s event she thanked the President for standing with her through all the battles and the turbulent times.

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