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Lord Mayor accuses Minister of mobilizing councilors to block KCCA amendment bill discussions.

Lord Mayor accuses Minister of mobilizing councilors to block KCCA amendment bill discussions.

By Damali Mukhaye.

The lord mayor of Kampala Erias Lukwago has accused the minister of Kampala Betty Kamya for mobilizing the urban councilors to block the discussions of the KCCA amendment bill.

This followed the Authority council meeting being called off prematurely after a section of councilors became rowdy and caused commotion.

The urban councilors interrupted discussions of the bill after the state minister for Kampala Benny Namugwanya presenting a ministerial report on the proposed amendments to the KCCA Act, but the urban councilors could not allow anyone who proposed negatively about the bill.

Lukwago thus notes that whatever happened was planned by Kamya who wanted the authority to just agree to whatever was in the bill.

The bill seeks to among other things transfer the administrative powers of the city authority to the central government, introduce a new office of the speaker, dissolve the powers of divisional mayors as well as streamline the governance of the city by clearly defining roles to reduce

David Kugonza

June 19th, 2017

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