Kampala, Uganda: The Lord Mayor of Kampala, Erias Lukwago has dismissed his deputy Sarah Kanyike after Kanyiike failing to announce whether to accept the join from the president or to continue serving as the deputy mayor.
President Museveni nominated Kanyike for the position of director gender, community service and production at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).
Lukwago who is bothered by the appointment said on Monday that he would appoint another deputy if Ms Kanyike who has been Lukwago’s deputy since 2016 does not make her decision by Tuesday.
According to the KCCA Act, the Lord Mayor appoints his deputy and the council simply approves his choice.
President Museveni nominated Dorothy Kisaka as the executive director of KCCA, David Luyimbazi Ssali as the deputy director, Dr. Daniel Okello Ayen as director of public health and environment and Grace Akullo, as the new director human resource and administration.
Lukwago had promised to replace Kanyiike as deputy Lord Mayor by Wednesday if she accepts the President’s appointment.
Lukwago Fails to Sleep
Earlier, Mr Lukwago had told Daily Monitor in an interview that he lost sleep after the “devastating” news of the appointment of his deputy as Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) director gender, community services and production by President Museveni.
“I had failed to sleep but my wife insisted I sleep. She saw me seated most of the night. I constantly checked social media but all streams confirmed the first news (of President Museveni’s appointment of Sarah Kanyike),” Lukwago told the newspaper.
Mr Lukwago said when he checked social media after his Saturday morning prayers, it was the same story.
“I want to tell you it hurt me seeing my deputy enlisted (as new director),” he said.
Lukwago has pleaded with Ms Kanyike to reject the Museveni nomination for the position. It however remains to be seen if Ms Kanyike will keep her position or accept her new appointment.