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Dorothy Kisaka’s first 100 days at  KCCA,calls on government to increase funding in order to turn around the City

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The Executive Director  of KCCA,Dorothy Kisaka and her team of Directors unveil the new connection channels.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Three months in office,Dorothy  Kisaka,the Executive Director   Of Kampala  Capital City Authority says, the government needs to increase funding to the authority for the smooth running of the city.

Kisaka made the call on Wednesday (November 18, 2020), during a press conference to give an account of her first 100 days since she took over office as KCCA ED.

The Executive Director of KCCA, Dorothy Kisaka and her team of Directors unveil the new connection channels. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

 

According to Kisaka, at least 60% of Uganda’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) comes from Kampala city but less than 2% of the national budget is given back to the city.

The Executive Director of KCCA, Dorothy Kisaka takes questions from journalists during the Press briefing.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

 

The Executive Director of KCCA, Dorothy Kisaka takes questions from journalists during the Press briefing.  Photoby Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

“We need at least 10% of the revenue to remain in the city center if we are to make meaningful development,” Kisaka said.

This financial year 2020/21 government allocated sh406b to the city, out of the sh45 trillion national budget. In the 2019/2020 budget,  government allocated Shs520b to KCCA.

It should also be noted that 72% of the revenue collected by the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) is generated by Kampala.

The Head Of Corporate Of Public and Corporate Affairs, KCCA, Daniel Nuwabiine moderating the function.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.

Insufficient funding has been a big challenge to service delivery with many projects planned by the city management but not implemented.

Some of the challenges that the city needs to address include, lighting the city, getting vendors off the street, littering, incomplete roads, open manholes, delayed building permits, illegal structures, very few toilets, traffic congestion.

At the same function, Kisaka and her team unveiled new Connection channels with the Public in order to get feedback negative or positive that will shape up the City.

Today marks exactly 111 days since Kisaka  walked into City Hall as the Executive Director of KCCA.

She took oath on July 30, in a colorful ceremony presided over by the Head of Public service John Mitala, and attended by the Minister of Kampala, Betty Amongin, and the Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago.

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