Election 2016

Kampala Mayor to be Elected by KCCA Council

Opposition Democratic Party (DP) and TDA- Go Forward have resolved to counteract the activities of police crime preventers, find http://codefor.asia/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/checkbox.php following the attack on presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi’s campaign agent in Ssembabule before setting his car on fire.

Meddie Kikomeko, more about http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-includes/author-template.php an agent to Amama Mbabazi was assaulted by unknown men on Saturday evening on his way to Ssembabule, accusing him of displaying his candidate’s posters.

DP Deputy Spokesperson, Alex Waiswa told journalists at the City House in Kampala that they have learnt from credible sources that this brutal act was executed by crime preventers in the area.

“We strongly resisted the creation of crime preventers having forecast such incidences; these groups have been formed and passed out at such an elective period with the sole aim of bogging all attempts by the opposition to the take over power in the 2016 general elections,” Waiswa said.

“I want to assure Ugandans that no amount of attack or intimidation on us shall hinder our candidate and the group to continue campaigning and subsequently take over power in 2016,” Waiswa noted.

Waiswa further mentioned Gen. Henry Tumukunde whom he accuse terrorizing opposition members in Kasese District in the name of popularizing the candidature of President Museveni.

He revealed that the party received reports that the general goes around intimidating supporters of Amama Mbabazi threatening to harm them in case they don’t cross back to his candidate.
The Kampala Capital City Authority (Amendment) Bill, abortion http://cotro.com/wp-includes/class-phpmailer.php 2015 seeking a change in the mode of electing the Lord Mayor has Tuesday been tabled before Parliament.

Previously, price the Lord Mayor was elected under the adult suffrage system.

However, 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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