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Lukwago Blasts KCCA Quack Budget

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“I am lost for words and I don’t know how to express my disappointment over the matter; the budget is illegal according to Section 49 of the KCCA Act that indicates that it has to be presented to the Authority, debated and approved before being taken to Parliament.”

Lukwago explained that there are a lot of discrepancies including unaccounted for funds, expenditures and the absence of the Metropolitan Physical Planning Authority without which, nothing can be done.

The Lord Mayor added that the city has no structural development plan which oversees infrastructure, settlements and housing stressing that the last comprehensive plan was made in 1961 when the city had only few people and infrastructure.

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On the issue of cable cars and railway transport recently proposed to be brought to ease transport in the city, Lukwago laughed at KCCA for talking about ideas which they can’t oversee in Kampala.

“Where will the cables be put? I last saw these cars in China where the terrain (mountainous) was favorable but I don’t see it working here in the city.

They are talking of the train which I think will be put in place only if they are to depend on the already existing wagons for Rift Valley Railways. But if not that, then I see no money for the train,” the Lord Mayor warned.

According to Lukwago only Shs145 million has been allocated in the budget for consultants on the cable cars adding that no single coin has been cited in the budget to cater for the introduction of cable cars.

“How many kilometers of city roads have they tarmacked before talking of cable cars. This is rubbish when you can’t tell short term and long term projects. In fact the whole administration at city hall is rotten and not rhyming with the slogan of transforming the city into a modern one,” an annoyed Lukwago remarked.

Lukwago advised that the budget must be structured in a way that tackles priority areas which he said is not true about the 2014/15 KCCA budget.

“The biggest percentage of the budget is going to the KCCA administration (Shs268bn) which is not fair. They have increased property rates from 6% to 10% and the collection machinery is soon unleashing terror on the local people and leaving out the tycoons.

In fact I stand to be challenged if there is any building belonging to the so called tycoons and has been put up for sale for defaulting on property tax yet most of them have never paid it.”

“We have petitioned parliament to stay the approval of the budget, return it back to the authority and deeply investigating queries raised in order to save KCCA from further mismanagement,” Lukwago asserted.

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