Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Engineer Andrew Kitaka, the acting Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA Executive Director will stay in office until the Public Service Ministry completes the process of recruiting a substantive ED.
In her June 25th letter, the Minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs says they agreed with the Public Service Ministry that Kitaka, whose tenure expired on June 18th, stays in office as the recruitment process for the substantive ED is ongoing.
“Considering that the office of the executive director is crucial for overall coordination of the various directorates and noting that there exists a gap, which should be bridged awaiting completion of the appointment of the substantive executive director by public service commission, i have by the power conferred upon me under article 117 of the constitution and section 79 (2 )of the Kampala Capital City Authority act 2010, assigned you duty of the office of the executive director in the interim as you wait for the appointment of a substantive executive director,” reads Amongi’s letter to Kitaka.
She asks Kitaka to perform administrative duties of monitoring and coordinating the implementation of government programs within the Authority, handle administrative and management matters of the authority, oversee delivery of service and day to day operations of the authority.
Amongi asks Kitaka to revert to her for guidance in case there are urgent matters, which arise outside the above assignment. Earlier last month, President Yoweri Museveni nominated Dorothy Kisaka as the substantive KCCA ED.
He forwarded her name and four others to the public service commission for interviews to ascertain whether they are suitable for the positions. The others nominated are Eng. David Luyimbazi Ssali, Deputy Executive Director, Dr. Daniel Okello Ayen, Director Public Health and Environment, Hajati Sarah Kanyike, Director Gender and Community Development.