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Lukwago Praises MP Nsereko On Corruption Fight

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has backed Kampala Central Member of Parliament, Mohammad Nsereko over his intentions to fight corruption.

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Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has backed Kampala Central Member of Parliament, Mohammad Nsereko over his intentions to fight corruption.

During the commissioning of Ssebyala and Rwamuttula upgraded access roads on Wednesday, Lukwago said corruption is undermining development within the city.

 

The roads were constructed by Kampala Integrated Environmental Management Project (KIEMP).

Lukwago also attributed the poor service standards in the city to corruption.

He cited attempts by several service providers in the city including the Uganda Taxi Owners and Drivers Association (UTODA) to penetrate his office with corruption motives.

Lukwago praised Nsereko for standing bold to bring to light cases of corruption, without sparing members of the ruling National Resistance Movement.

Earlier, Mohammad Nsereko said he wondered why resurfacing a 2 kilometer road takes KCCA over 4 billion shillings, while the same distance can be worked on with only 294 million shillings under KIEMP.

Jennifer Musisi, the Kampala executive director in July presented a budget of 8 billion shillings to resurface the 2-kilomnetre distance along Yusuf Lule road.

Nsereko also revealed that KCCA had presented a budget of 1.5 trillion shillings to work on city roads but that he was skeptical whether the money would be put to work when passed.

He vowed to continue fighting corruption, which he says has taken centre stage in all sectors including road construction, telephone companies and in electricity distribution.

Nsereko however, was optimistic that foreign funding could help fix the roads. He adds that after funding the road sector, foreign funding should also turn towards supporting low income households.

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