Kampala Capital City Authority Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi has turned defiant and resigned her position before the approval of the appointing authority, President Yoweri Museveni.
Musisi on Friday officially endedher 7 year era at City Hall. During the handover ceremony, KCCA minister BetiKamya said that President Museveni is yet to approve of Musisi’s surprising exit. Apparently, government is set to appoint a new KCCA ED.
In a 20 page resignation letter,Musisi thanks President Museveni for giving her the opportunity to serve this nation both in Uganda Revenue (URA) and KCCA, justifying that her resignation comes after registering tremendous achievements at the helm of the Authority.
Musisi in her resignation letter is quick to highlight about 5 challenges that constrained her team from achieving much more. Among the challenges include; irreconcilable differences between political strategists and technical team of KCCA, limited funding, inadequate political support to the efforts of the KCCA Technical Team, among others.
“I have over the last seven years raised these issues numerous times to the Executive and the Legislature, which have at times made some efforts to address them. However, on the whole, these challenges have not been substantially addressed, therefore hampering planned transformation programmes and expected service delivery,” Musisi’s letter reads.
Despite the challenges at KCCA, Musisi also highlighted some of the achievements she has registered while at KCCA among them include; institutional transformation, human resource development, financial management and revenue performance.
Musisi was appointed KCCA ED inApril 2011. On 27 February 2014, Museveni appointed her for another three-year term, effective 14 April 2014. Her contract was renewed in April 2017, to run from 15 April 2017 until 14 April 2020.
Musisi earlier worked for Makerere University as a Legal Adviser. She was then appointed Commissioner Legal Services, and subsequently Commissioner Legal Services and Board Affairs in URA.