Kampala Capital City Authority has cancelled its annual street party festival that was scheduled to take place in October this year peddled to improvement of city schools and hospitals.
Kampala City Festival started seven years ago and on average it has been hosting over four million people from within the country and outside the region. Last year the Shs Shs1.3 billion event was graced by Celebrated Tanzanian crooner Naseeb Abdul Juma aka Diamond Platinum to spearhead the campaign to that raised over Shs3 billion.
KCCA Executive Director Jenifer Musisi Semakula said in consultation with the sponsors, she would focus them to contribute towards corporate social responsibility (CSR) cause.
“We decided that instead of utilizing the bulk of the contributions for the Kampala City Festival administrative costs, they dedicated all the sponsorships towards improvement of Universal Primary Education (UPE) schools and construction of a maternity ward,”
“we shall start with re-roofing Nakivubo blue and Nakivubo settlement primary schools and also, build a maternity ward at Kiswa health center,” Musisi at City Hall.
Musisi noted that the authority is ready to refund money to those who had ready paid for festival stalls and vendors.
She said money from the proceeds of festival has always been going towards rehabilitation of city schools in addition to what the government avails to the authority.
However, some sources say KCCA resorting to funding areas that already budget could be a move to fill the gaps created due to corruption at City Hall.