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Jennifer Musisi wants Lukwago’s salary seized

Ruth Anderah. Out-going Kampala Executive Director Jennifer Musisi has applied to court to issue an order attaching the salary of the Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago that is deposited to an account in Tropical Bank. Musisi says she has been compelled to file a garnish order against Lukwago after he failed to pay her 47 million shillings being costs of a suit that the High court awarded to Musisi. In July 2012, the then High court judge Eldard Mwangusya dismissed with costs Lukwago’s application that was accusing Musisi of over stepping her mandate and passing off as the city head by convening meetings with city traders. Musisi then filed a bill of costs that was taxed at 47.5 million shillings; which …

Gov’t introduces new charges for Buses and taxis

By Ritah Kemigisa. Government has introduced new user park fees for Buses and taxis in Uganda which take effect this financial year. Briefing journalists at the Uganda media center about the resolution reached by government, the minister for local government Jennifer Namuyangu said each taxi will pay shs 840,000 per year. She says town service taxis exclusively plying within Kampala shall pay Shs 720,000 while Taxis plying two urban authorities but not coming to Kampala will pay Shs 840,000 The money paid is to be shared between local government and KCCA on a 40% to 60% ratio. She meanwhile said buses irrespective of which route they use will each pay an annual fee of Shs 2.4 million. Namuyangu said the new …

Bobi wine’s body Guard Eddie Mutwe granted bail

BY JULIUS OCUNGI  & POLYCAP. GULU: After 52 days in detention, Mr Edward Sebuufu commonly known as Eddie Mutwe, the body guard to Kyandondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi has finally regained his freedom. Mr Mutwe and his co accused Musa Ssenyange, a machine operator were granted bail by the Gulu High Court Judge Justine Stephen Mubiru on Tuesday morning. The accused were represented by their lawyers Bugiri Municipality MP Assuman Basalirwa, Henry Kilama and TonnyKitarra. In their bail application the lawyers contends that it was a constitutional right for the accused to be granted bail as enshrined in Article 23 (6) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda. They also contend that the accused were tortured …

ED should 1st account to authority before exit – Lord Mayor

By Damali Mukhaye. The lord mayor of Kampala has asked the executive director of the authority to first account to the authority before he exits. This is after Musisi wrote a resignation notice to president Museveni outlining her achievements and pending issues. Addressing journalists at his office at city hall, lukwago says that he has called for an emergency council sitting to work of out on modalities of handling accountability issue asserting that she should attend it in person. He says that there are pending issues which she also outlines in her resignation letter asserting that there are unanswered issues on certain markets in Kampala, internal audit reports among others. He however says that Musisi last attended council in feb …

M7 received Musisi’s resignation letter – Opondo

By Ritah Kemigisa The government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has confirmed that president Yoweri Museveni has received the resignation letter tendered in by the KCCA executive director Jennifer Musisi. Last evening Musisihanded in her 21 paged resignation letter to president Museveni outlining her achievements and failures in her 7 year tenure. Addressing journalists at the Uganda Media Center, Ofwono said the president will soon respond. In an interview with Daily Monitor recently, Musisi admitted that managing Kampala was not an easy walk, but said KCCA has made significant changes in laying a foundation to transform the city. Related Stories………. KCCA ED Musisi tenders in her resignation   Lukwago happy with Musisi’s resignation