Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago has appointed a DP-leaning independent LC V Woman Councillor for Makindye East, Ms Sarah Kanyike Deputy Lord Mayor.
The development comes as a blow to Forum for Democratic Change, a party whose supporters dominate the council and had hoped Makerere University’s Ms Doreen Nyanjura would be picked by Mr Lukwago.
This was on Thursday during Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) maiden sitting which is ongoing at City Hall.
In October 2011 Lukwago faced resistance from NRM Councilors who were the Majority in the KCCA when he appointed Sulaiman Kidandala his deputy.
Mrs Sarah Kanyike who holds a Bachelor’s degree in education who was seconded by Councilors Bruhan Byaruhanga(Kyambogo), Ssegirinya Muhamad (Kawempe) and Dawdi Lwanga (Kamwokya) immediately accepted her appointment was sworn-in and took Oath of Allegiance.
“I have made consultations. All of you are capable and qualified, but i have to choose one,” Mayor Erias Lukwago said.
In her acceptance speech, Ms Kanyike said she will make sure that the political and technical wings of Kampala work together to uplift the city exactly like the residents asked for.
Ms Ssemakula Musisi, the executive director of KCCA did not attend the council but was represented by her deputy.