Sarah Kanyike Ssebagala, is the Makindye East Division councillor and new Kampala Capital City Authority [KCCA] Deputy Lord Mayor.
The KCCA council on Thursday appointed; Zumin Nsibambi to head Gender and Community Services, Doreen Sabuka for Administration and Human Resource, Ismael Ddamba for Education and Social Services, Doreen Nyanjura to head revenue, Bruhan Byaruhanga for Legal Affairs, Michael Wamala for Treasury, Kennedy Okello for Public Health, Abubaker Kawalya for Physical Planning and Fatuma Nsereko for Internal Audit.
Picked by Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago this week to deputise him, Kanyike says she is ready to serve with diligence and loyalty.
Kanyike who was approved by councillors Bruhan Byaruhanga (Kyambogo University), Muhammed Seggirinya (Kawempe) and Dawudi Lwanga (Kamwokya) and sworn in by Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Jameson Kalemaani, promises to fulfil the trust placed upon by Lukwago and councillors.
In her acceptance speech delivered at City Hall on Thursday, Kanyike said her appointment shows Lukwago’s appreciation of the ability of women to deliver.
She promised to work hard in order to serve the people of Kampala and Uganda diligently during her tenure in office.
She urged KCCA executive director Jennifer Musisi, to put aside her differences with Lukwago and work for the people of Kampala.
By 2013, the power feud between Musisi and Lukwago reached its climax leading to the impeachment of the Lord Mayor on grounds of misconduct and incompetence.
Kanyike reminded Musisi that both the technical wing [which she leads] and the political side [led by Lukwago] need each other to successfully deliver services to the people.
She said it was for the good of the city that politicians and technicians work in harmony.
Lukwago himself promised to work with Musisi and Kampala minister Beti Kamya if they don’t sabotage him.
Earlier, during the swearing in of Lukwago, Musisi vowed to cooperate with him to move the city forward.
Kanyike was Lukwago’s personal assistant between 2011-2015.
The Democratic Party supporter once served as Makindye East councillor under the mayorship of John Ssebaana Kizito.
She once unsuccessfully contested for the Makindye East Parliamentary seat.