Minister assures city dwellers that lord mayor’s powers wont be trimmed

By Benjamin Jumbe

The State minister for Kampala Benny Namugwanya has refuted allegation that the KCCA amendment bill intends to trim powers of the lord mayor.

The minister tabled the KCCA Amendment Bill 2015 in parliament this week with the speaker sending it to the presidential affairs committee.

Namugwanya says the amendment is intended to have government take charge of the city through the minister as provided for in article 5 of the constitution.

If the amendment is passed in its current status the lord mayor’s role shall be to receive dignitaries and promoting tourism.

The minister has assured the people of Kampala that they will remain with their right to vote for the lord mayor.