Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA council has named Nakivubo Place, a road situated in down town Kampala, after former mayor John Ssebana Kizito who died on Tuesday.
During an extra ordinary sitting to commemorate his life, the KCCA council led by the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago resolved that the road be named after him for his services to the city.
The council highlighted his efforts that led to the construction of Nakivubo channel where the road partly passes.
The road runs from Entebbe road roundabout (near Usafi Market) via Container village and stop at the junction to Namirembe road.
“His legacy mostly runs around that place because it is where Nakivubo channel is located and he championed its construction, “said Lukwago.
The motion moved by the Deputy Lord Mayor Sarah Kanyike to recognize Ssebaana was seconded by other councilors led by FDC’s Doreen Nyanjura of Makerere.
“He was a fountain of wisdom and had brainpower, “Nyanjura told the council adding, “In one of his last interviews he strongly warned against the age limit bill.”
No councilor voted against the motion.
Other streets including Dustur, Siad Barre, Market street, Kulekaana and Mengo hill roads had been tipped to be renamed after Ssebaana but the KCCA council zeroed on Nakivubo place road.
The former Kampala mayor and DP president died of stroke on Monday at Nakasero hospital having been admitted for 2 weeks.