The acting Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) boss Eng.Andrew Kitaka who replaced Jennifer Musisi on 18/12/2018 has revealed that the institution he heads would have done more for the People of Kampala in terms of development, but due to government’s failure to fund KCCA,he’s facing more challenges than former bummy Musisi’s regime.
Kitaka said that KCCA’s budget was cut from 500 bn ugx to 300 bn in the finacial year 2018/19 which he says is insufficient. He adds that the only option they have is to get funds from various development partners such as Bill & Mellinda Gates Foundation, Japanese JICA,the World Bank, Dutch embassy and African Development Bank.
“ Although we have a number of challenges ahead of us, we’ve reached some milestones such as the construction of the new Kasubi Market which will house 1300 traders,Kitintale market and Busega Market which will accommodate 2500 traders.” Kitaka said while addressing journalists at City Hall .He added that other infrastructure developments such as the construction of Kulambiro road,Nakawa- Ntinda,Kabuusu-Bunnamwaya and Lukuli road are in high gear.
TAXI’S WILL BE NO MORE IN THE CITY COME 2019
In their bid to reduce traffic jam in Kampala,KCCA plans to launch 980 buses a move that will see Taxis find their way out of the city. Kitaka explained that taxis will remain in remote areas while buses will operate in the five divisions of Kampala; Makindye,Lubaga,Kawempe,Nakawa and Central,he urged taxi drivers talking ill about this move to register and be trained as bus drivers or conductors.
A modern building which will be used to control traffic in the city is expected to be built at City Hall.Kitaka also hinted on arresting all hakers who will not be registered by KCCA once the bill regulating hawkers is signed by the president.
Eng.Andrew Kitaka replaced Jennifer Musisi who resigned unexpectedly as KCCA boss in 2018,earlier in 2016 President Museveni attributed his failure to win many Kampala political positions on Musisi whom he said was ‘torturing’ the people of Kampala by hiking taxes.