Ssebaggala Refuses to Hand over Official Town Clerk's House

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Nasser Ntege Ssebagala, outgoing city mayor has officially handed over office to his successor Erias Lukwago but refused to surrender Ssezibiwa house, the official residence of the town clerk.

Nasser Ntege Ssebagala, outgoing city mayor has officially handed over office to his successor Erias Lukwago but refused to surrender Ssezibiwa house, the official residence of the town Clerk. Ssebagala handed over to Lukwago this morning, at city chambers in the presence of Jennifer Musisi, Executive Director Kampala Capital City Authority.
 
 
Last week, Musisi wrote to Ssebagala officially hand over to Lukwago this week to allow the smooth running of the mayor's office. This Morning, Ssebagala handed over office furniture, stationery and two Suzuki motorcycles and a Nissan Wagon car belonging to the office of the mayor.


He declined to hand over Ssezibwe house saying that he legally acquired it when KCC decided to dispose off some of its property. This didn’t go down well with Lukwago who asked Ssebagala to surrender Ssezibwa house and make a fresh application expressing his interest to buy the house.


Ssebagala would not have any of this saying that he cannot return a property that has already been offered to him. He argued that governments do not work in reverse that is why he didn’t cancel the contracts signed by his predecessor John Ssebana Kizito, when he took over office.


Ssebagala stormed out of the city hall chambers and rushed to address journalists in the mayor’s garden. Speaking to journalists shortly after the handover, Jennifer Musisi, the KCCA Executive director said that Ssebagala does not qualify to be a sitting tenant of Ssezibwa house because he was receiving a monthly housing allowances of shillings 2.5 million from KCC.
 
 
She insists that the house will only be left in Ssebagala's possesion if he has a tenant’s agreement, a lease offer or land title. Musisi says that currently there are no documents at the authority showing that Ssebagala legally acquired the house. She also says that there is no proof and valuation report showing that Ssebagala renovated the house as he is claiming.


Musisi also denies knowledge of any council resolution authorizing Ssebagala to take over the house because as an authorized person she is the only one who signs property transfers. Musisi insists that the hand over is still incomplete without the house.

 

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