Kampala Capital City Authority council on Monday approved five new members of the Kampala District Land Board.
During a council meeting chaired by Speaker Abubaker Kawalya, the five names, each representing a division in Kampala, were presented for endorsement.
However, KCCA legal advisor advised council against the endorsement, arguing that there was an existing court order blocking the same.
The advice was however disregarded with Speaker Kawalya saying “go to court and sue, we are voting on the new board.”
Ms Kanyike also accused the legal team of failing to present the court order to the executive when they asked for it.
“I have been asking for it but he never gave. So I beg to move we continue with the process,” Kanyike said.
In the end, the team was endorsed; Balondembu David who will represent central, Ms. Teopista Ntale for Makindye, Christine Kyeyune Kawooya for Lubaga Division, Mr. Anguria Joseph will represent Nakawa and was recommended by Law society.
Controversy, however, arose from a member representing Kawempe division as two names were presented. These included Nasser Basajjabala and Richard Balungi, an advocate.
During the presentation, Councilor Kennedy Okello said that nominations from Kawempe were shrouded under controversy with one name allegedly having been fronted through the back door.
“We received a petition with insinuations of criminal conduct and in our wisdom, it was prudent to investigate forgery. Some people say that the mayor forged a minute that brought in Balungi but we will present two names from that division,” Okello said.
Eventually, Basajjabala was endorsed by councilors.