Lukwago furious as KCCA councillors head to Museveni ranch

Lukwago addressing press at High Court on Wednesday

Kampala Lord Mayor Lukwago has cried foul amid a retreat by 228 Kampala Capital City Authority [KCCA] councillors at President Museveni’s Kisozi ranch.

The councillors say they are going to Kisozi to take part in a skills learning exercise courtesy of Beti Kamya the Minister for Kampala.

The 228 KCCA councillors are drawn from all of Kampala’s five divisions.

Last year, Kamya took them to Kyankwanzi for a retreat. On return, they endorsed the age limit bill making President Museveni an eternal ruler of Uganda.

“What development programmes did they come up with in Entebbe and Kyankwanzi,” he wondered.

“Where are the strategic plans? That’s a blatant lie. They are fast-tracking the KCCA amendment bill. I know the parliament can easily pass it because it’s predominantly NRM.”

Lukwago said while Museveni’s order is what works, that doesn’t mean they have already toppled the people’s sovereignty.

Lukwago believes that the tour is simply a move by NRM to buy the support of the councillors most of whom belong to the opposition.

“If you were a statesman, with a mind on an enduring legacy, you wouldn’t have assented to a void Constitutional Amendment Bill, which is a product of a fraudulent process where you’re the chief architect, executioner and sole beneficially,” he said while commenting on the signing into law the age limit bill.

He then addressed Museveni: “My only prayer is that you don’t go down the cliff with our motherland, for the future of this country is as dark as the pen you’ve used to sign into law the obnoxious Constitutional Amendment Bill.”