Singer and Kampala mayoral aspirant Jose Chameleone says he is ready to send Erias Lukwago into retirement.
Chameleone made the remarks Tuesday while opening his campaign offices in Mengo, Rubaga Division.
“They say, “Actions speak louder than words.” Yesterday I saw it. It was a great start.”
He thanked the team of seniors who were led by former Presidential candidates Dr Abedi Bwanika and Sam Lubega and Hon Mabikke, Hon Dr Lulume, Hon Lubowa, Chairman Vincent Mayanja and Mayor Angella Kigoonya.
“I also want to thank all of you who made it to the function, and those many others in tens of thousands who followed us on the diferent media channels. Thank you we are honoured to walk with you.”
“My promise is that we shall build a new leadership that provides solutions, respects and accommodates all interests and one that truly stands for the majority people of Kampala,” Chameleone said.
“For those of you missed, here is the ABC of what happened in pictorial representation.”
Lord Mayor for solutions
Chameleone said floods are high on his list and will tackle them.
Wednesday was only the third day of mild rains and the city is all messy, shopping arcades were all fighting with water, our people in Bwaise, Nalukolongo, Kabaawo have not had sleep others have lost their working capital.
Its terrible, said the Leone Island singer.
“If this is the legacy that the outgoing Lord Mayor is using to cling to power, then we have no option but to use all means to our disposal to push them out.”
According to Chameleone, floods are manageable.
The late Kampala Lord Mayor Sebaana built the Nakivubo channel 20 years ago, he built Lubigi and Nabisasiro.
“These ones we elected after have not added anything.”
He said besides not having a plan for floods, they have even failed to maintain, let alone clean channels that Sebaana built.
“Just lamenting when people are losing business and life is unacceptable and must be condemned in this era.”
In the new leadership and Lord Mayorship, Chameleone will put emphasis on the management of runoff of storm water by inviting appropriate technology and public intervention, environmentally greening the city including greening some channels and involving all leaders at levels in the fight against floods.
“This is a different generation of us and who can’t believe that what you have failed in many years can be achieved in another 5 years term.”
“Mbu “Omuloodi Mwaali”. We are ready to take you to retirement.”