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KCCA Fails to Pass Budget

During the council session held on Friday, at the City Hall, it was resolved that discussion of the budget be halted until they have received guidance from the Minister for Kampala Beti Kamya on the matter of the Acting Executive Director Andrew Kitaka whose powers to present the budget to council are being questioned.

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Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA has failed to pass the 2020/2021 financial year budget.

According to the first call circular issued by the Ministry of finance, all sectors are supposed to return their budgets to the Ministry not later than 15th November 2019.

However, KCCA has failed to beat the deadline.

During the council session held on Friday, at the City Hall, it was resolved that discussion of the budget be halted until they have received guidance from the Minister for Kampala Beti Kamya on the matter of the Acting Executive Director Andrew Kitaka whose powers to present the budget to council are being questioned.

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago adjourned the meeting to Wednesday 20th November 2019.

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According to the KCCA Act, the Executive Director is the accounting officer of the Authority.

However, Kitaka has overstayed in office beyond the six months a public officer can hold a position in acting capacity.

Kitaka was appointed by the Kampala Minister, Beti Olive Namisango Kamya in December 2018 following the resignation of the former ED, Jennifer Musisi.

  Deputy Lord Mayor Sarah Kanyike, the Deputy Executive Director Sam Sserunkuma and the councillor representing Uganda Law Society Allan Nshiimye, met Kamya over the matter.

According to Nshiimye, Kamya said that she will consult the Solicitor General on the matter.

The Ministry of Finance Spokesperson Jim Mugunga says that in circumstances institutions are not able to pass the budget on time, the accounting officer can write to the Ministry of Finance explaining the circumstance and seek more time.