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You’re on course to collide with the President! KCCA ED Kisaka hits back at Kampala Minister over markets

Kampala City Minister Minsa Kabanda and KCCA Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka (PHOTO /Courtesy).

KAMPALA — Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka has hit back at Kampala Minister Minsa Kabanda —putting her notice that she is on course to collide with President Yoweri Museveni over management of city makerts.

In a leaked letter dated October 18, Ms. Kisaka told Minister Kabanda that a Consultative meeting also attended by Kampala City Commissioner, Police Leadership and KCCA technical team assessed her directive dated October 15 and found it against President Museveni directive.

Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka has hit back at Kampala Minister Minsa Kabanda (PHOTO /Courtesy).

“The purpose of this meeting was to consider the actions to be taken having regard to the enabling laws, the directive on markets issued by H.E the President on 25th September 2020 and the need to coordinate with all key stakeholders to preserve peace and security in the markets,” Ms. Kisaka said a letter.

She added:” The purpose of this letter is to request a briefing meeting at your convenience where we shall brief you in detail.”

Minister Kabanda last week in letter said she had dissolved interim leadership committees in St. Balikuddembe Market, Nakasero Market and Wandegeya, a development that has since angered traders.

St. Balikuddembe Market chairperson Susan Kushaba speaks to traders who were protesting a planned illegal seizure of power by people believed to be facilitated by Minister Minsa Kabanda (PHOTO /UG Standard)

Speaking to this website, Kampala City Lord Mayor Mr. Elias Lukwago also a top legal guru said Kampala Minister has no authority over city markets leadership, due to the fact that such matters are part of his committee duties together with KCCA.

“Leadership that is going to follow will be decided by the traders, and we are the ones to oversee arrangements to install such leaders. We call upon the minister to withdraw from these issues, and even the RCC. These matters should be left to us and the KCCA, such that we execute our duties according to the law,” said Lord Mayor.

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