Minister for Kampala Betty Kamya and Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago have clashed over the KCCA council’s decision to summon the former Executive Director, Ms Jennifer Musisi, to explain how the authority spent Shs19b on court cases during her tenure.
Ms Musisi and former KCCA Legal Director Charles Ouma are expected to appear before the KCCA council on September 26, 2019 to explain audit queries and accountability issues.
However, Ms Kamya, in a letter dated September 6, said the resolution passed by KCCA council to summon the officials is an irregularity because the minutes of the meeting were not signed and confirmed.
She quotes the fourth schedule of the KCCA Act 2010, which requires the Authority led by the Executive Director to submit minutes for confirmation during the next meeting.
The minutes are then signed by the Lord Mayor and at least one councilor in the presence of the members present in the meeting.
“In light of the above provision of the law, it is highly irregular and unlawful for the Authority to continue implementing resolutions out of a meeting, whose minutes haven’t been confirmed and signed,” she wrote.
“Please note that any resolutions implemented outside the ambits of the law are null and void.”
However, while chairing the authority meeting on Wednesday, September 18, Mr Lukwago said Ms Kamya does not have powers in the law and therefore her letter had to come with a cabinet memo.
Mr Lukwago said Ms Kamya is making statements without even consulting him on matters that transpire in council, adding that she is probably being misled by some council members who feed her with baseless information.