Government Urged to Take Back KCCA Amendments

Opposition Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has called upon government through the Ministry of Kampala, page abortion Frank Tumwebaze to withdraw the new amendments to the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Act, adiposity order terming them as an infringement on the rights of the people of Kampala.

The party Secretary General, Edward Sseganyi told Chimp Reports that the tabled bill is aimed at depriving the people of Kampala their constitutional right to choose a leader of their choice.

“Government should not base on its misunderstandings with the Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago to pass amendments that entirely affect all city dwellers,” Sseganyi said.

“We are opposed to election of the Kampala political head by a handful of Councilors as proposed in the amendments; we maintain the need for adult suffrage system as a credible way of coming up with leaders,” Sseganyi added.

Sseganyi observed that the party is still looking around for a credible candidate who will be vying for the same seat in 2016 general race.

The Kampala Capital City Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2015 is seeking a change in the mode of electing the Lord Mayor.

KCCA Councilors have 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 Councilors 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.


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