Museveni has extended the tenure of Engineer Andrew Kitaka, the Acting Executive
Director Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA for six more months.
In a January 10th,
2020 letter to Kitaka, the Public Service Ministry Permanent Secretary,
Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire, the president makes three directives.
He validates the time from Dec 18th
2018 to Dec 18th 2019, where Kitaka served as Acting KCCA Executive Director.
The Former Kampala
Minister, Beti Olive Kamya appointed Kitaka as Acting KCCA ED following the
resignation of his predecessor, Jennifer Musisi.
He continued to serve in the same capacity exceeding six
months provided for in the Public Service Standing Orders for one to serve
in acting capacity.
However, the period
has not been regularised and validated retrospectively. The second directive extends the Acting appointment of Kitaka
for a period of six months from Dec 18th 2019 to June 18th, 2020.
In the third directive Museveni says that incase a
substantive Executive Director is appointed before the six months expire,
Kitaka's tenure shall automatically elapses.
The letter was presented by the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago to
the council sitting on Tuesday during discussions of the KCCA budget that will presented
to parliament tomorrow.
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Lukwago says government should appoint a substantive
Executive Director rather than appoint People in acting capacity.
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In November 2019, KCCA halted debate on the budget framework
paper querying the legal status of Kitaka. According to the KCCA Act,
the Executive Director is the accounting officer of the Authority.
Under the Public Finance Management Act, an accounting
officer is responsible for the budget among other things.
questioned Kitaka’s stay in office beyond the six months, saying his decisions
could be challenged in court.