Newly sworn in Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has promised to leave no stone un turned while demanding for accountability at Kampala Capital City Authority [KCCA].
“My authority will not compromise even an inch on issue of accountability of KCCA,” Lukwago said Monday during his swearing in ceremony at City Hall.
He promised to probe all transactions conducted by the authority headed by the executive director Jennifer Musisi.
He cited the case of divisions not owning their own bank accounts saying this was stalling their work.
Lukwago pledged to embark on reforms to modernise the city including remodelling the city carnival.
“The city carnival will this time round showcase our indigenous cultures and potentials other than marketing western lifestyles,” Lukwago said.
Lukwago says Kampala transformation is unsustainable, unfeasible if its based on overtaxing of the poor and small businesses.
Lukwago says its unsustainable to transform Kampala using only collected dues and thus requests at least 1% from national budget.
KCCA will also reactivate community-cleaning campaign, City Yange.
Lukwago says policies that favour a privileged few must be stamped out.
“With mutual respect and recognition of each other’s roles, we can build formidable synergies.”
He urged councillors to respect the oath of office they took on Monday saying experience is the best teacher.
“I want to appreciate people of Kampala for continuously electing me into office.”
He said it was by the grace of God and the mighty will of people that he is back at City Hall.
“By overwhelming re-electing me the people of Kampala have sent a very powerful statement.”