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KCCA Ordered to Immediately Revive City Green Belts  

Jenifer Musisi

A meeting between Members of Parliament and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) officials zeroed in on environment and infrastructure.

Speaking during the session, the Speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga called for immediate punitive action against tree cutters, citing that city green belts should be revived.

“I don’t see people being arrested over cutting down trees. In other places, you cannot cut a tree even one you planted yourself; I grew up in the city and one of the changes is that the greenery is no more,” said Kadaga.

Kadaga also requested the KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi to interact with MPs on the progress of the authority seven years since inception.

When Musisi, who recently tendered in her resignation to President Yoweri Museveni, took to the podium to list her achievements in what appeared to be a farewell address to the legislators, she said under her leadership, a total of 210 kilometers of roads have been constructed, with a total of over 240km of road works ongoing.

Musisi said political fights have been her major frustration at KCCA.

“We [technical team] have a mandate, the politicians have a mandate; I think it is important for each to play their role. It [politics] has cost us a lot personally,” she said, adding that there is a lot to be done.

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