KCCA Blames Insecurity For Faulty Fountain on Kampala Road

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The Executive Director for Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Jennifer Musisi has noted that KCCA will not work on the Kampala Road water fountain until adequate security is availed. She blamed insecurity in the city for the faulty water fountain on Kampala Road opposite Watoto Church.

 The Executive Director for Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Jennifer Musisi has noted that KCCA will not work on the Kampala Road water fountain until adequate security is availed.
 
She blamed insecurity in the city for the faulty water fountain on Kampala Road opposite Watoto Church.
Musisi was appearing before Parliament’s committee on Presidential Affairs to give responses to issues raised on the KCCA Ministerial Policy statement for Financial Year 2014/2015.
 
Musisi told the committee that the challenge KCCA is facing in the city is vandalism and theft saying that the mortar for the fountain has been stolen several times despite putting in place different systems of protecting it.
 
Executive Director Jennifer Musisi unveiled the 700 million shillings city fountain last year.
 
Masaka Municipality MP Mathias Mpuuga questioned a whole year’s existence of a dry fountain yet huge sums of money had been spent on it.
 
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Musisi explained that also the lighting installed at the Independence monument had been stolen several times. She says the flood lights have been stolen despite the fact that KCCA had Police watch over the monument.
 
She noted that the mortar at the fountain put up at Clock Tower has also been stolen many times despite rundle proof security put in place at the point.
 
She blamed the thefts on, “The culture of some of our residents is to steal public property, electric cables are pulled out of the ground, lights are cut off the light polls, dustbins are stolen and so on.”
 
Musisi insisted that KCCA would therefore not spend more money on repairing the Kampala Road fountain unless adequate security is provided for the place.
 
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Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.