The Minister in charge of KCCA, Betty Kamya has come out to allay fears on the concerns about the mass resignations of top officials at the authority.
The minister was responding to concerns raised in parliament earlier last week by her shadow counterpart, Hon Betty Bakireke Nambooze.
Speaking on the floor of parliament yesterday, Minister Kamya dismissed Nambooze’s earlier statement that apart from Moses Bwiire the director for audit, all the others had resigned.
“Deliberate or un-researched falsehoods are irresponsible”, said the minister.
She clarified that some directors were merely re-designated to other dockets, and that all in all, 7 out of 10 directors were in office.
Those still in office she said, include Harriet Mudondo (gender), Richard Lule (Human Resource Management) and Juliet Namuddu Nambi (Education and Social Services).
Those that were redeployed to other directorates include Eng. Andrew Kitaka who was moved from engineering to executive director’s position after Jennifer Musisi’s resignation in December 2018.
Kamya however explained that due to these re-designations, their former deputies are acting in their places.
The minister also revealed that a total of 13 Directors and Deputy Directors have resigned since the establishment of KCCA in 2012 for reasons ranging from pursuing better salaries and employment terms.
Some of these that left, she says, could have been fleeing from legal troubles.
For instance, she mentioned deputy legal director Charles Ouma who threw in the towel to avoid impending investigations.
In mid-February, Kamya wrote to Public Service Commission (PSC) asking them to stay the promotion of Ouma as head of legal department pending a forensic audit of four key departments.
This followed whistleblower reports of grand corruption and suspicion arising out of loss of court cases valued at 58 billion shillings in garnishee orders.
In the same aspect, Minister Kamya last month wrote to Eng. Kitaka the acting KCCA ED asking him to stay the resignation of Julius Kabugo.
According to media reports, Kabugo, who was in charge of treasury department at KCCA tendered in his resignation.
This she says was purposefully done to help trace lost monies.
Notable among those that have left for greener pastures is, Fred Endema formerly in charge of revenue, in February this year left to join Inter Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
He is stationed in Juba as chief of finance and administration.