The Kampala Capital City Authority Acting Executive Director, Eng. Andrew Kitaka, his Deputy Samuel Sserukuma and three directors have been relieved of their duties.
According to sources, the Ministry of Public Service on Saturday wrote to relevant authorities including the Minister of Kampala Betty Amongi to inform them on the action taken against the five senior officials.
“It is a total purge at the authority (KCCA). Five people fired including the acting Executive Director and his deputy,” said a source.
When contacted on phone, Amongi declined to confirm or deny the development referring us to the Public Service Ministry.
“I have no comment on any sacking. Kindly get in touch with Public Service,” said Amongi.
KCCA is currently on the spot over the falsification of COVID-19 results of an employee by other senior staff members who did not like her.
The husband of the woman threatened legal action against the government but President Yoweri Museveni reportedly talked to him to drop the plans.
President Museveni has in recent months fired or refused to renew contracts of senior officials from Uganda Revenue Authority, Immigration, Uganda Police Force and Bank of Uganda.
The President says he is uprooting corrupt and inefficient officials from top positions.
It remains unclear if the KCCA leadership was removed over corruption.
However, the management of the city Affairs leaves a lot to be desired especially the failure to supervise the rehabilitation of roads leading to colossal loss of large sums of taxpayers’ money.
KCCA also has been rocked by accusations of nepotism and intrigue.
Eng Kitaka was in December 2019 appointed to serve as acting KCCA Executive Director following the resignation of Jeniffer Musisi.
His reign was later extended earlier this year.