Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director Jennifer Musisi has vowed to work with city leadership to develop the city. She was giving her speech at the start of the long awaited swearing in ceremony for councillors and Lord Mayor-elect, Erias Lukwago that is happening today.
ED Musisi welcomed the appointees, emphasising need to work together to transform Kampala City.
“We are mindful of the challenges but we are ready to work with you [elected leaders] to transform our city Kampala that is currently named the best city in the region and a benchmark for great cities in the world,” she added.
Mr. Lukwago made his way to KCCA offices for the swearing-in ceremony almost an hour ago, while by press time some of the 250 city councillors had been sworn in.
The opposition party strongman garnered 176,637 votes (80 per cent) to beat his two other rivals NRM’s Daniel Kazibwe aka Raggae Dee, who polled 49,366 and Democratic Party’s Issa Kikungwe with 7,759 votes in the February general elections to return for a second term.
It should be noted that Mr. Lukwago’s swearing-in had originally been set for June 1 but was postponed on the advice of Uganda Police, citing inadequate security as most of their personnel were engaged during the state visits of the presidents of South Korea and Turkey, and also the hectic Martyrs’ Day celebrations.