Former NRM poor youth, Habib Mbowa, has fired back at presidential advisor on media for attacking presidency minister Frank Tumwebaze.
Speaking on ABS TV last week, Tamale Mirundi, accused Tumwebaze and KCCA executive director Jennifer Musisi of denying Museveni votes by antagonising Kampala.
Tamale advised Tumwebaze and Musisi to “lie low like an envelope” or better resign their offices having “stolen enough”.
Speaking to Insider over the weekend, Mbowa who now does social media publicity for Tumwebaze said Tamale “works as a mercenary hired to attack”.
“He has been talking with malice against Hon Frank Tumwebaze for long but in vain. He said Tumwebaze would be dropped in the last reshuffle but it was him instead sacked.”
Mbowa also said Tamale had predicted that Hon Frank would lose elections in Kamwenge but the minister instead won with 85%.
“So, he is talking out of frustration. Now he says Frank Tumwebaze will not be reappointed to cabinet. Let him wait and see.”
He added: “Tamale Mirundi’s dirty deals were blocked and he became an angry dog by attacking our leaders who saved Kampala City.”
In a statement last week, Tumwebaze pledged to support Musisi at all costs.
“I thank the Minister incharge of Kampala who recently assured the Executive Director of KCCA more support amidst ill motives of mafias within and in the opposition,” Mbowa said.
According to him, the President had noticed long ago that the city needed a serious and committed leadership but always this wasn’t being achieved for the reason majorly the city was in hands of poor leaders hence the birth of KCCA Act which has reached so many milestones.
In the financial year 2013/14 KCCA reconstructed 14.6 Km of roads and made repairs and overlay on another 47.9 Km. upgraded from marrum to tarmac 27.45 Km while close to 200km of tarmac and gravel roads were maintained through periodic maintenance. In addition 20 km of pedestrian walkways were constructed and work on Jinja Road has progressed to about 80%.
In a bid to shift to more sustainable means of street lighting 98 units of solar street lights were installed as a pilot on Kabalaga, Nsambya Harnlon and Mbogo Roads. Construction of the Lubigi Channel was completed as well as de-silting and maintenance of Nakibubo Channel.
Under Public Health, KCCA were able to attend to 327,130 out patients , conducted 11,924 deliveries and attend to 34,212 antenatal care visitors fully immunized 6,403 children.
The monthly garbage collection at the landfill grew to 331,789 tons.
Under the CDD programme, 266 community groups were supported benefiting 7,000 individuals.
1,294 urban farmers were provided with inputs under the NAADS programme, over 1,900 youth accessed venture capital under the Youth Fund.
Production at the Kayanja Resource Center was set up with over 212 piglets born and distributed to farmers. The center trained 892 visitors on modern urban farming methods.
On the community services side, a total of 1,033 probation cases were handled, over 1,000 labour related cases and disputes settled.
“So the achievements in KCCA are tremendous but why are people in government and opposition pointing to Musisi for having failed NRM in Kampala.”
“But all of this confusion was championed by Erias Lukwago (the Kampala Lord Mayor).