Tamale: Kamya will incite NRM, Lukwago just impotent

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago addresses journalists at his home in Rubaga, a Kampala suburb yesterday. Left is UFA president Beti Kamya and Deputy Lord

Lukwago, Kamya and Kidandala addressing press

Presidential advisor on media matters Tamale Mirundi has spoken out on the swearing in of Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and the appointment of Beti Kamya as Minister for Kampala City Authority [KCCA].

Kamya replaced Frank Tumwebaze the former presidency minister who is now the Minister of Information, ICT & Communications.

It was Tumwebaze who presided over the impeachment of Lukwago back in 2013 sparking chaos at City Hall.

Kamya, a former Uganda Wildlife Authority patron and founder of the Uganda Federal Alliance has been praising Museveni on radio talk shows and in media reports.

Museveni has overtime praised Kamya’s role in the development of the country.

Appearing on NBS TV Extra programme Tuesday, Tamale suggested that Kamya’s entry into Kampala’s leadership will spark discontent within the ruling party.

“The appointment of Betty Kamya will incite NRM die-hards who were not rewarded with ministerial posts,” he said.

About 27 ministers mostly from the ruling party were dropped in the 2016 cabinet.

Worse, Museveni handed Kampala to an opposition member yet the ruling party has been struggling to control the central region having lost most positions during 2016 general elections.

Lukwago just impotent

Tamale further pointed out that Lukwago who took oath of office yesterday will not work for the good of the city as he claims.

“Erias Lukwago doesn’t want to work and he will not work.”

Yet, in his acceptance speech, Lukwago said his authority will not compromise even an inch on issue of accountability of KCCA.

He promised to probe all transactions conducted by the authority headed by the executive director Jennifer Musisi.

Lukwago pledged to embark on reforms to modernise the city including remodelling the city carnival and reactivate community-cleaning campaign, City Yange.

Tamale said all these promises made by the Lord Mayor would later turn out to be empty.

He compared him to an impotent man who makes all the promises and never delivers.

“Lukwago is like an impotent man who takes a woman to a guest house and then pays the manager to feign that ‘all rooms are occupied,” Tamale pointed out.

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