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Musisi: I want to retire


Ms Jennifer Musisi addresses journalists at City Hall

Kampala Capital City Authority [KCCA] executive director, Jennifer Musisi, says she really wants to retire from her office.

Musisi made the remarks Wednesday during a live Twitter session running under the hashtag #KCCAat5.

“I would love to retire,” she said in response to a tweep who asked whether she saw herself away from City Hall sometime from today.

“I tried five years ago,” she revealed.

Musisi, a lawyer and public administrator, was appointed to that position in April 2011.

She assumed office on 15 April 2011.

On 27 February 2014, the President of Uganda re-appointed her for another three-year term, effective 14 April 2014.

The “iron lady” as some people refer to her has managed to transform Kampala city but now wants to rest.

“I am still doing so, I mean…trying to retire,” she said.

“And,” she added, “I hope my boss [Museveni] has heard.”

Under her management, Kampala Capital City Authority over the last four years has achieved quite a lot.

Some of these achievements include; restructuring and transforming the administration of Kampala City, enforcing Trade Order and enhancing law compliance, recovery of City funds and real property, improving Solid Waste Management by over 300%, growing the revenue collection by over 165.23%, among others.

City road network has been significantly upgraded and the City drainage and street lighting systems have been significantly improved under her management.

Jennifer is a member of the Uganda Law Society and a recipient of numerous awards in recognition of her work; Inspirational Woman of Uganda Award for Exemplary Leadership 2013, Kings College Budo Medal of Achievement Award and Paul Harris Awards 2013 and 2014 from The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world.

Other awards include; Airtel Woman of Substance Award 2013 for Outstanding Contribution to Uganda’s Public Service, Certificate of Appreciation for Inspirational Work from Inspirational Development Uganda, Philadelphia City Award presented by the Mayor of Philadelphia Michael A Nutter August/ Sept 2 2012, ESQR’s Best Quality Leadership Award 2014, Global Salutation Award for Dedication and Exemplary Service for the Citizens and Residents of Uganda and World Savers Excellence Award – Woman of the Year 2014, among many others.

A married mother, Musisi in December 2014, received the Quality Leadership Award 2014, awarded by the European Society for Quality Research.

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