Resignations and rumblings over pay contracts continue to shake operations at Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA), parliament has heard.
This matter of national importance was raised by Betty Nambooze Bakireke the Mukono municipality MP and shadow minister for Kampala.
Nambooze told the house yesterday that she was concerned about the considerable number of top leaders that have thrown in the towel at the authority.
“Let it be known that apart from the directorate of audit, all the other directors at KCCA together with their deputies have resigned. It is difficult to know why these officers are resigning” she said.
Those that have left include Executive Director Jennifer Musisi who opted out last year after 7 years at the helm.
She has since been replaced by Eng Andrew Kitaka Mubiru who assumed the mantle in early December 2018.
Others include; Judith Tukahirwa the former deputy ED, Daniel Kyambadde, Jennifer Kaggwa and Julius Raymond Kabugo who resigned yesterday.
In the midst of this exodus, there is growing anxiety over renewable short term employment contracts upon which over 500 workers are operating on. Fears are also rife that a group of displaced workers recommended by Public Service Commission could sue for compensation.
“Very soon even this group that was sent by public service to be deployed will also go to court and we shall lose money. Yet it is not tenable that a city like Kampala will have staffs running on 4 month contracts that are renewable without directors”, the MP noted.
Last year, KCCA appealed court’s decision to award 100 billion shillings to 1000 ex workers.
With dead silence from the top brass, Nambooze wonders what the line ministers are up to.
“Most probably his excellency needs to be reminded about these vacancies and I don’t know what the line minister for Kampala is doing”
Ruling on this matter, Speaker Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga ordered Betty Kamya the Kampala minister to prepare an explanation next week.