Following the recent amendment of the KCCA Act which led to introduction of new positions in the administration of duties within the Authority, Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago yesterday appointed a number of individuals to assist him in performing these functions.
The Lord Mayor appointed Hajat Sarah Kanyike as the Leader of the Executive/ Government Business in the Council. Kanyike is to be deputized by Doreen Nyanjura.
“Her Worship Sarah Kanyike Ssebaggala; Deputy Lord Mayor and Vice Chairperson of the city Executive Body will be the minster in charge of Gender and Community Based Services as well as Production and Marketing,” Lukwago said in a statement.
“Hon. Doreen Nyanjura; Minister for Finance and Administration and her docket is aligned to the following Directorates or Sectors; Treasury Services, Internal Audit, Legal Affairs, Administration and Human Resources Management and Revenue Collection”.
Meanwhile Kennedy Okello has been named the Minister in charge of Works covering both the Directorate of Engineering and Technical Services as well as Physical Planning.
Ms Olive Namazzi is the Minister for Health, Education, Sports and Environment. She will be in charge of the directorates of Education and Social Services as well as Sports and Public Health & Environment.
“This instrument of Appointment shall be presented to the Council as required under S.14B(2)(c) of the KCCA Act (As Amended), which we hope shall convene in the course of this week and we shall be having Cabinet Meetings every Tuesday of the Week starting on 17th March, 2020.”
The Lord Mayor according to this amended law, is the Chairperson of the newly composed Executive Body.
This committee whose members are going to serve a full time basis will be in charge of ensuring implementation of council programs and decisions, monitor performance and report to the council as well as presenting the Annual Budget of the Authority to the council.
Last week all divisions of Kampala elected speakers and their deputies who replaced the Mayors in this new law.
The Amendment Act, 2019 under sections 8A and 29A established the offices of Speakers and Deputy Speakers of the Authority and Division Urban Councils respectively.
Abubaker Kawalya is the Speaker for Kampala Capital City Authority being deputized by Buruhan Byaruhanga.