MPs push KCCA to swear in Lukwago


Musisi congratulates Lukwago

The swearing-in date for Kampala Capital City leaders, including Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, has been set for June 1st.

Lukwago, Division Mayors and Councillors were to be sworn on May 20 but the ceremony was postponed following Electoral Commission release of the final gazette.

“I have received a written communication from KCCA to the effect that the swearing in ceremony for all elected KCCA leaders, that was earlier on scheduled to take place on Friday 20th May, has been indefinitely postponed,” Lukwago said.

“I must register my dissatisfaction with that unfortunate decision because the reasons advanced are not at all tenable.”

Members of Parliament issued a three-day ultimatum to KCCA to swear in the Lord Mayor and councilors.

They include; Kampala Central MP, Mohammed Nsereko, Makindye West MP, Allan Ssewanyana, Rubaga North MP, Moses Kasibante, Rubaga South MP, Kato Lubwama and Kawempe North MP, Latif Ssebagala.

The ultimatum will end on Tuesday.

Lukwago accuses the Electoral Commission of colluding in delaying the swearing-in of KCCA leaders.

He said the decision was taken without consulting the stakeholders.

“I feel aggrieved by this unfortunate decision, and I highly suspect that they are up to something,” he is quoted by Daily Monitor as saying.

He said it is like the swearing-in of the President and MPs where the date is set and then they work towards it.

EC deputy spokesperson, Paul Bukenya, says those who are already gazetted can be handled but the arrangements are underway.

KCCA acting head of public and corporate affairs, Peter Kaujju, says the results that were published by EC from Kampala were upon review found to be incomplete as many of the elected leaders were found missing on the list.

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