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Minister denies allegation of encroaching on lord mayor powers

The State minister for Kampala Benny Namugwanya has refuted allegation that the KCCA amendment bill intends to trim powers of the lord mayor.

Namugwanya says the amendment intends to have government take charge of the city through the minister as provided for in article 5 of the constitution.

She adds that if the amendment is passed in its current status the lord mayor’s role shall be to receive dignitaries and promoting tourism.

The minister has assured the people of Kampala that they will remain with their right to vote for the lord mayor.

Early this week, the Kampala Capital City Authority Bill (2015) was yet again on the floor of Parliament by Ms Benny Namugwanya, the State minister for Kampala City Authority.

Since when it was introduced in 2015, the draft law has been castigated by several critics and sections of the civil society who argued that it was aimed at denying city dwellers their voting rights since it proposed that the Lord Mayor would be elected by elected city councilors.

 

 

 

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