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KCCA executive director Musisi resigns

Jennifer Semakula Musisi

Jennifer Semakula Musisi during happier days at KCCA

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) executive director Jennifer Semakula Musisi has tendered in her resignation letter to President Yoweri Museveni.

In a 21-page letter dated October 15, 2018, Musisi said she will cease being executive director of KCCA effective December 15, 2018.

Museveni first appointed Musisi in 2011 on a three-year contract. The contract was renewed for the third term in April 2017 amidst rumours that Musisi had submitted her resignation during her second term after being accused by some National Resistance Movement (NRM) politicians including Museveni himself for causing massive electoral loss for the ruling party in the city due to her high handedness approach. 

In her letter of resignation, Musisi has highlighted her achievements including; institutional transformation, human resource development, financial management and revenue collection, infrastructure developments among others.

She also highlighted in the letter that KCCA has received over 60 local, regional and international awards while the executive director has received 38 awards during her tenure.

In the same letter she also cited the challenges of failing to reconcile competing political interests the KCCA strategic plans and policies. She also highlighted the inadequate funding by government and as such KCCA was unable to meet the government and public expectations of city development and service delivery.

Musisi says KCCA is also inadequately staffed and poorly remunerated. She also says KCCA has not received the necessary political support to transform the city through improvement plans. 

She said the achievements achieved in KCCA's first five years showed that the country can be transformed by Ugandans challenges withstanding. In her letter Musisi says she has severally highlighted these challenges that have been partly addressed but largely remain unresolved. 

Before joining KCCA, Musisi worked as commissioner legal and board affairs at the Uganda Revenue Authority. She has been one of the highest earning civil servants taking home more than Shs 40m per month.

In the past, Musisi regretted taking up the KCCA job and her tenure has been marred by endless bickering between her technical wing and the political wing of KCCA. 

Comments

0 #31 gwok 2018-10-16 22:44
Quoting juwait kali:
GWOK you bet that ship has sunk already. Am the first to admit Baganda people sleep alot but when they wake up and realise they feet were not covered the whole night they would go after you.

I believe they are nearly awake. The biggest recent punch is that of Kenya you guys have not noticed.

Usually Museveni chest thumb about his Military but he playing dumb and num about our biggest trading partner neibour. People power has attended Parliament over there but kaguta is pretending he did not see.


Thank you for that compliment. I think two things: (a) either that Lady was pushed by her boss [speculatively] to give way for another family appointment , or (b) she has sensed that fellow Ganda have at last waken up and she would not want to end up being one of the consequential "collateral damages". [excuse me for phrasing that very serious matter here rather too euphemistically].
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0 #32 gwok 2018-10-17 00:53
Quoting juwait kali:
GWOK .....Usually Museveni chest thumb about his Military but he playing dumb and num about our biggest trading partner neibour. People power has attended Parliament over there but kaguta is pretending he did not see.


Regarding you last point above, actually I think M7 has done his best there strategically by ignoring that Kenyan scene.

Why: My best considered opinion is that M7 has done well there, strategically speaking, by playing "Ignorance".

He would by now be aware of his biggest challengers, and also that the "persons" such as the Bobi Wines are mere "baits" that are floating in his water. By the way, "The Uganda that we want after M7 remains an open issue".

Somebody hinted here that I Gwok, a self-professed northerner, would need a passport to come to K'la.

Well, may I assume a border at the Nile crossing (at Kabalegga Falls? If so, my passport, by default, will be of the Nile Republic, if MP Regan Okemu has his way.
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0 #33 juwait kali 2018-10-17 09:38
Gwok I agree he has responded to that situation kind of OK. Am gonna ask you a question however.

Don't you think he wanted war when he planted that Ugandan flag on another countries island?

That's why he should respond straight away in the same manner. Aggressive that is. As for the "country we want "situation, with all the shootings going on, teargasing, land grabbing by the family and all business given to Indians can it get any worse?
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0 #34 gwok 2018-10-17 12:48
[quote name="juwait kali"]Gwok I agree ...... Am gonna ask you a question however.

Don't you think he wanted war when he planted that Ugandan flag on another countries island?

That's why he should respond straight away in the same manner. ..... /quote]

Straight Answer: No. Why? (a) M7 does not want a war that he can lose, thus, he chooses soft targets such as the Northerners & the Rwens were.

(b) M7 prefers intervening in others' civil wars but not in wars that would directly pit his army against that of another country (e.g. Kenya, as you questioned). [Please be reminded of Paul Vs M7 in the Congo].

(c) It can extrapolate that M7 would also avoid an open war with the Ganda. However, regarding this point, 2 assumptions are made: (i) that other Ugandan ethnic groups would not close ranks against the Ganda, which would favor M7's win. (ii) Further, the effectiveness of his "tribalized" army in such a civil war would be doubtful.
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