President Museveni has made changes at Kampala Capital City Authority’s (KCCA), after he sacked the current KCCA director Andrew Kitaka whose contract extension expires next week on June 18, hence appointing Ms. Dorothy Kisaka as a substantive executive director.
Ms. Kisaka the governance advisor in the office of the Prime Minister has replaced Andrew Mubiru Kitaka who served for 1 and half years in acting capacity.
The President has appointed four more directors including deputy KCCA executive director Eng. David Luyimbazi Saali who has replaced Samuel Sserunkuma.
“I’m writing to request you to interview for me the following persons and find out whether they are suitable to kan the indicated offices in Kampala Capital City Authority,” the president wrote in a letter to public service commission.
According to KCCA’s employment records, Mr Kitaka is a substantive director of engineering and technical services.
Mr Kitaka was picked on December 20 2018 by the former Kampala minister Beti Kamya as the safe pair of hands to replace Ms. Jennifer Musisi who had resigned the same job.
However officials at KCCA and Public Service Commission have previously queried his tenure as acting executive director, saying that his continued stay in office in acting capacity raises audit queries.
The KCCA executive director, deputy executive director and directors are appointed by the President on recommendation of the Public Service Commission.
President Museveni Yoweri on Thursday June pointed out that he is not happy with Uganda’s tax to GDP ratio of 14.3%. He said both KCCA and URA were not doing enough to collect taxes.
He said the low tax collection was due to massive corruption by Uganda Revenue Authority officials that he has since forced out.
“There has been a lot of corruption in URA. That one I have cleaned. We have cleaned that crowd of the corrupt. Like we shall do in other areas,” he vowed.
Meanwhile, the president has also appointed Dr. Daniel Okello Ayen, as Director, Public Health and Environment, Ms. Sarah Kanyike, for Director Gender, Community Services and Ms. Grace Akullo, for Director, Human Resources and Administration.
The said that “we have used integrity hunting to identify the persons mentioned above.
With regard to all the other vacant position at KCCA, the president has directed that they should be filled by advertising, utilising Public Service systems.
Museveni in his letter to the PSU also nominated Eng David Luyimbazi Ssali as deputy executive director, Dr Daniel Okello Ayen as director public health and environment, Sarah Kanyike as director gender, community services and production and Grace Akullo as human resource and administration.
Museveni said the five nominees were headhunted because of their integrity, he nevertheless he asked PSU to interview them and find out if they are suitable for the KCCA positions.
While delivering his Heroes day message and budget speech this week, Museveni decried the corruption in his government, saying he’d started cleaning up after he fired four Uganda Revenue Authority commissioners last month. It is not immediately clear if the KCCA nominations are in relation to the same clean up that the president talked about.