Kitaka Gets Six Month's Extension as KCCA Ag. ED

 
 
 

KAMPALA

President, Yoweri Museveni has extended the tenure of Engineer Andrew Kitaka, the Acting Executive Director Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA for six more months.

In a January 10th, 2020 letter to Kitaka, the Public Service Ministry Permanent Secretary, Catherine Bitarakwate Musingwiire, the president makes three directives.

He validates the time from Dec 18th 2018 to Dec 18th 2019, where Kitaka served as Acting KCCA Executive Director.

The Former Kampala Minister, Beti Olive Kamya appointed Kitaka as Acting KCCA ED following the resignation of his predecessor, Jennifer Musisi.

He continued to serve in the same capacity exceeding six months provided for in the Public Service Standing Orders for one to serve in acting capacity.

However, the period has not been regularised and validated retrospectively. The second directive extends the Acting appointment of Kitaka for a period of six months from Dec 18th 2019 to June 18th, 2020.

In the third directive Museveni says that incase a substantive Executive Director is appointed before the six months expire, Kitaka's tenure shall automatically elapses.

The letter was presented by the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago to the council sitting on Tuesday during discussions of the KCCA budget that will presented to parliament tomorrow.

Lukwago says government should appoint a substantive Executive Director rather than appoint People in acting capacity.

In November 2019, KCCA halted debate on the budget framework paper querying the legal status of Kitaka. According to the KCCA Act, the Executive Director is the accounting officer of the Authority.

Under the Public Finance Management Act, an accounting officer is responsible for the budget among other things.

Council questioned Kitaka’s stay in office beyond the six months, saying his decisions could be challenged in court.

 
 

Police SACCO Members to Access Savings in March, 2020

 
 
 

KAMPALA

Members of the Uganda Police Exodus SACCO will be able to withdraw their savings, within two months, after the reorganization of the scheme, according to the Uganda Police Force.

The Police Exodus Cooperative Savings and Credit Society, with a share capital of 20 billion Shillings has been marred with controversies in recent months. During the time, members were not able to access or withdrawal their savings, arousing controversy on its management and panic among its members, composed of Uganda Police personnel and their families.

The SACCO chairperson, Assistant Superintendent of Police Henry Kalulu was singled out for mismanaging finances and accountability of the scheme. Initial reports indicated that the 10-year-old Sacco had lost over five billion Shillings. Last week, Senior Commissioner of Police, Wilson Omoding was elected the chairperson replacing Henry Kalulu.

Today, Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga told a press conference at the Police Headquarters in Naguru that the management of the SACCO is currently reviewing the accounts and will soon look at the finances and expenditures to ascertain irregularities and how to address them.

Enanga said that the SACCO members will be updated on a monthly basis and allowed to access their savings with effect from March 1, 2020, after the transition has been streamlined.

Enanga says that the chairperson has assured the SACCO members of their money and the future of the SACCO. He says that the day-to-day running of the SACCO will resume on January 20, 2020 and several things are being put in place to restore confidence and hope in the SACCO.

He says the new team at the SACCO will look at all the allegations and disciplinary matters raised in regards to the SACCO management and funds.

 
 

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