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Lukwago criticized for fighting SFC Kampala roads maintenance project

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Simon Kabayo
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Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has been trashed for his fights over the Special Forces Command’s efforts to fix potholes on the Kampala Capital City Roads

The Special Forces Command Construction Regiment secured a Shs2 billion deal from Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to repair pothole-riddled roads in the central business district where Lukwago had suggested that the project can cost over 10 Billion shillings.

In his remarks, Lukwago expressed dissatisfaction with the progress and advised the government to reconsider the initiative. He does not believe that the military engineering unit has the expertise and the equipment needed for the job.

“SFC are hoodwinking Ugandans. They have no capacity to fix city roads. The situation is moving from bad to worse. What they are doing is a facade of sorts. They have no equipment, we do not even know how many engineers they have, ,” Erias Lukwago said.

He added, “We want the SFC out of Kampala. Lt. Kikomeko go back to the barracks; Muhoozi take back your men out of our city. The best you can do is to go handle our borders which are ravaged by insecurity. That is your area of expertise.”

Lukwago’s statements left the public furious and considered him as ‘Kampala’s enemy of progress’ since he fights every project of development in the capital. The cut of the project from 12.7 billion to 2Billion shillings only will save the taxpayer’s money from being misused.

A one Frank Mwesigye, said that since Lukwago, has raised complaints about the allocation of Shs2 billion designated for road maintenance in his own city then he should also account for  Shs 3.8b he illegally collected from the city abattoir from October 2011 to December 2012 before RCC (by then) Mr Mpimbaza Hashaka intervened.

Mwesigye said, “ As concerned citizens, we should plan for a peaceful march to Lukwago’s office and demand transparency and accountability of Shs 3.8b ASAP. Stay tuned for further updates.”

Aiden Wasajja commented, “The Lord Mayor has completely done nothing ever since he entered that office on 14th / Jan 2011. He has always been in fights. He is an enemy of progress. I wonder why he was against Hajji Hamis Kigundu when he started the renovations at Nakivubo.”

Don’t forget that Lord Mayor Lukwago wanted potholes repaired at 12.7 Billion. SFC is doing the repairs at 2 Billion. So we do understand when Lukwago starts mourning the loss of his “cut”.

Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the president’s advisor on special operations accompanied by SFC engineers led by Lt Kikomeko Kigongo, the assistant project manager, and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director, Dorothy Kisaka on Tuesday afternoon toured the ongoing works in city.

In May, President Museveni directed KCCA and all other government agencies to work with the SFC Construction Regiment headed by Lt Col Eng. Robert Chabo to repair potholes and also carry out road maintenance in Kampala City following dissatisfaction by citizens over the sorry state of roads in Uganda’s capital.

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