The newly appointed minister for Kampala Betty Namisango Kamya has today assumed office from the outgoing minister Frank Tumwebaze.
Betty Kamya vowed to ensure that there’s a smooth working relationship between KCCA technical wing and the political wing as abridge to enable the city transformation.
The new minister for Kampala, Betty Kamya comes at a time when the outgoing minister for Kampala, Frank Tumwebaze not been in good terms with the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago.
Tumwebaze fronted the councilor’s meeting that saw Lukwago kicked out of office during his first political term over allegations of incompetence and abuse of office.
However, Betty Kamya has promised to passionately work with the KCCA Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi and the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago to bury the hatchet.
Kamya hopes to improve the service delivery in Kampala within her first year in office.
Some of the issues left pending by the outgoing Minister for Kampala, Frank Tumwebaze include;
-Amendment of the KCCA act of 2010 which was billed in parliament
-The Large Railway mass transport system
-The metropolitan area project that cuts across Wakiso & Mukono
-The Nakawa-Naguru project
-Determination of the remuneration payable to the KCCA leaders since their structure is quite different from the Local Government structure.
During this same ceremony, the outgoing ministers of state for security, Vice president’s office and Economic Monitoring also handed over office to the incoming ones.