Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago is expected to raid his office at City Hall today for a cleanup exercise ahead of his swearing in ceremony.
He made the remarks on Tuesday while addressing press in Kampala.
He started by lashing at the Kampala Capital City Authority [KCCA] technical wing for delaying his swearing in and that of other political leaders.
Lukwago then vowed to begin a cleaning exercise of the mayor’s parlour today, Wednesday to prepare for his official entrance.
KCCA spokesperson Peter Kaujju insists Lukwago can only be allowed in office after his swearing in set for June 1.
Lukwago says his first task after swearing in on June 1st, will be to block budgetary allocations by KCCA Executive Director Jenifer Musisi for the next financial year.
“After swearing in, we will start work immediately,” Lukwago said, two years after he was kicked out of the same office for alleged misconduct and incompetence.
He demands for his salary, which has been released consecutively but never accredited to his bank account.
“I don’t work for free, I’m not ashamed. Every public servant is paid,” he told press.
Lukwago said court and parliament directed that he be paid his salary.
The Lord Mayor also said the rift between himself and Musisi might worsen if she doesn’t change.
“How could she hold a gathering of cities without calling the Lord Mayor in Munyonyo? She is usurping the position of Lord Mayor,” Lukwago said.
Lukwago who was flanked by Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana said he will first attend Kizza Besigye’s court hearing on June 1 before going for his swearing in ceremony.
Lukwago believes, if given the political space, his idea is to transform the city.