Today, Kampala City officially welcomes new management as Dorothy Kisaka and Eng. David Luyimbazi swear in as the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director of Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) respectively.
President Museveni directed the commission in an earlier letter to interview Kisaka for the position of ED, and four other officials, to find out whether they are suitable for their positions. Kisaka aced the interview, was appointed and will be taking over from acting ED Eng. Andrew Kitaka, and the latter will also return to his position as Director of Engineering and Technical Services.
The duo comes in at the most opportune time for a city patch-up after a big hole has been punched into the city center since the exit of former KCCA executive director Jennifer Musisi. They inherit a host of problems mostly rooting from a disgruntled population struggling through the side-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recently, the city center has become a teargassing area with a multitude of problems. The most recent cause of unrest is the Landlord-tenant conundrum with the landlords demanding a full 4-month pay from their tenants even though they have not been working due to the lockdown, declaring the city a Boda Boda free zone that saw a mass number of motorbikes impounded by the police, traffic congestion, and the street vendor overflow, among other difficulties.
Kisaka’s resume instills the utmost confidence in her ability to manage Kampala City. She is currently serving as the secretary and administrator of the national response fund against COVID-19. She is the Senior Presidential Advisor at the Office of the Prime Minister, tasked with coordinating political and non-political actors to implement public policy. She is also Deputy Head at the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit tasked with fast-tracking service delivery on government priorities. She formally served as a commissioner at the ruling NRM supervising inter-party elections, among other roles. Her educational background is also impeccable.