The swearing-in ceremony of all elected leaders of Kampala including Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has been pushed to June 6.
According to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), spokesperson Peter Kaujju, the ceremony which had earlier been schedule for June 1 was for the second time postponed to a new date following a request by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kale Kayihugra who said police would not be in position to provide Lukwago and other leaders with security on grounds that there several other events taking place.
On Monday this week, the IGP asked KCCA fix another date for the ceremony which was slated for June 1 after it was postponed from an earlier date by KCCA on grounds that the Electoral Commission had not yet gazzetted some of the elected leaders.
Police spokesperson Mr Fred Enanga told the media that Kayihura had written to the KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi asking her to cancel the function scheduled for Wednesday this week and push to another day beginning from June 6.
Enanga said that this request to the KCCA Executive Director was in relation to the visits of the South Korean and Turkish heads of state as well as the Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations scheduled for June 3.
Consequently, KCCA complied with Kayihura request and postponed the much anticipated function.