Democratic Party President Norbert Mao says the problems at Kampala Capital City Authority [KCCA] are worsened by the fact that its leaders don’t accept what they actually are.
“When someone is speaking, look at their feet and see where they are standing,” Mao said Thursday night while appearing on “NBSFrontline” programme.
“The question we should be asking is, is Betty Kamya a prisoner of war who surrendered?”
Mao said he cannot judge Kamya for taking the path she chose when she accepted President Yoweri Museveni’s appointment as the minister for Kampala.
“I don’t want to judge Hon. Kamya now. I personally cooperated with President Museveni to close some camps [in northern Uganda],” Mao revealed.
Until the day Jennifer Musisi [KCCA executive director], Kamya and Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago accept that they are servants, Kampala’s problems will not be solved, Mao suggested.
Meanwhile, Lukwago refuted allegations that he is the problem at City Hall saying he was elected overwhelmingly.
According to Dismas Nkunda, a longtime leader in Ugandan civil society and the Founder and Executive Director of Atrocities Watch Africa, Lukwago is a vehement opposition leader.
“He is a very good lawyer so he knows how to interpret the law,” Nkunda notes.
He says Lukwago has been overwhelmingly voted into power so he knows he has the backing of the people which is why he disagrees with the minister and the Executive Director who are just appointed officials.
Lukwago says the Minister of Kampala, Betty Kamya, will never be his boss because she is simply a supervisor.
Kamya, on the other hand, says it is the law that makes Lukwago report to the Minister and Executive Director.