Kampala capital city authority technical wing has declined to sue the minister of Kampala as instructed by the political wing led by the lord mayor Erias lukwago.
The authority councilors through Lukwago had instructed the director of legal department to file a suit against Betty Kamya over her alleged deliberate refusal to respect passed resolutions and issuing a directive to evict vendors without consulting the Authority.
Last week, Kamya penned a letter to city businessman Hamis Kiggundu and the board of Nakivubo Stadium asking them not to heed to resolutions by KCCA of halting development of the stadium.
In a letter dated March 10, Kamya said the decision to redevelop Nakivubo had been taken by cabinet in 2009 and had been stopped by the ‘illegal’ occupancy by park yard market vendors.
However, addressing journalists at City Hall on Tuesday, Lukwago said he has never known of any cabinet decision as communicated in Kamya’s letter.
“Does she want to tell us that the decision was made silent by cabinet in 2009,”Lukwago wondered.
“Can she convince the public that the decision made in 2009 was awaiting her to implement.”
The Kampala Lord Mayor further blasted Kamya for writing to the board of Nakivubo stadium and Ham Kiggundu asking them to ignore any directive from KCCA in regards to the development of the stadium.
He said that every structure in the city is under the mandate of KCCA adding that it was wrong for the Kampala Minister to ignore resolutions by the council at City Hall.
Presenting a report during a council meeting today, the director legal department charles Ouma says they cannot file a case against minister Kamya because she is also a government official working with KCCA.
He explains that as the government officials, they report to the lord mayor and the minister and so they are constrained to take Kamya to court.
They have advised Lukwago to consider engaging with the minister and try solving issues out of the court.