MP Nsubuga Confronts Museveni Over KCCA Wrangles Top story

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Such controversies stimulated MP Nsubuga to confront President Yoweri Museveni during his visit to Lwengo district last evening and asked him to explain his involvement in the crisis at Kampala Capital City Authority.

Bukoto South MP Mathias Nsubuga is calling for President Yoweri Museveni’s intervention in the crisis at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). 

Nsubuga's call comes a day after KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi announced the suspension of KCCA technical operations over prolonged political controversies.  According to Musisi, the decision to shut down operations came at the backdrop of several months of protracted politicking that has severely hampered their ability to deliver services.

The move also followed the controversial impeachment of the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago who was later reinstated through a court order. Lukwago was accused of incompetence, misconduct and abuse of office a section of KCCA councillors.

Such controversies stimulated MP Nsubuga to confront President Yoweri Museveni during his visit to Lwengo district last evening and asked him to explain his involvement in the crisis at Kampala Capital City Authority.  

Nsubuga says the president needs to take charge and bring politicians together to discuss the escalating crisis before the country goes to the dogs.

Speaking in Luganda, Nsubuga said in addition to KCCA wrangles, there are so many issues that the president needs to discuss with all leaders to find a lasting solution. Among some of the issues is corruption, killings and police brutality among others.

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In response, President Yoweri Museveni said he was ready to invite all key actors and opposition leaders for talks to find a lasting solution for the escalating crisis in the country.

Museveni explains that Lukwago had connived with Besigye to cause mayhem in the city which must be fought. He equally condemns the violence caused by the two opposition politicians saying it is uncalled-for.

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Sheikh Muhamood Kibaate, a Muslim leader has supported MP Mathias Nsubuga on the need for concerted efforts to end power struggles between Erias Lukwago and KCCA executive Director Jenifer Musisi. He however says since Frank Tumwebaze, the Kampala Minister has shown bias, there is need to include religious leaders in the talks.

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President Museveni was in Lwengo at the invitation of Lwengo district Woman MP, Gertrude Nakabira Lubega in Kinoni who was celebrating 25 years of marriage.

 

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Edward Bindhe
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Edward Bindhe is the Masaka URN bureau chief. Rakai, Lwengo, Lyantonde, Kalangala, Mpigi, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi and Sembabule districts fall under his docket. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.

A Mass Communication graduate from Uganda Christian University, Bindhe started practising journalism in 2008 as a reporter for Radio Buddu in Masaka district.