KCCA Deputy ED Resigns over Security Personnel’s interference
By Serestino Tusingwire
The Kampala Capital City Authority Deputy Executive Director, Judith Tumusiime Tukahirwa has announced that she will be quitting her well-paying job on 4th December, 2016.
“Following my four-year tour of the duty, I hereby notify you of my intention to resign from the position of the deputy executive director, KCCA effective December 4, 2016,” Tumusime stated in her October 28 letter to President Museveni.
The letter was copied to Minister of Kampala Betty Kamya, KCCA ED Jenifer Musisi and chairperson of the public service commission.
She pointed out that although much has been achieved by KCCA in the past four years, these achievements are being undermined by the actions of certain people in security circles.
Tukahirwa was appointed to deputize Musisi in 2012. She first worked with KCCA as a consultant in the department of health and environment.
According to Tukahirwa, she has been working under an environment “that is not entirely conducive.”
“There have been a myriad of challenges (political, social and economic) from within and without, which have curtailed our efforts which need to be redressed as soon as possible for KCCA to achieve the intended objectives.”
Tukahirwa lamented that what KCCA has achieved in the four years is being eroded, adding: “Political expediency from certain quarters has taken over strategic planning and this has been formented by persons within security circles.”
In order to get KCCA move forward, Tukahirwa recommended that the law be changed to make it function like a parastatal with clear targets, expand the boundaries to include the greater Kampala metropolitan area and provide the necessary financing.