The Kampala Capital City Authority council has appointed a four-member committee to study the upcoming festival and make recommendations on how “it can be owned by the authority rather than the executive director” Jennifer Semakula Musisi.
The four committee members are Central Division Woman Councillor Fatumah Nsereko, Central Division Male Councillor Katubu Moses, Youth Male Councillor Otim Ronald and Makindye East Councillor Ismail Tabalamule who will be the committee chair.
The committee has been given 10 days to report back to the council.
It has been asked to propose how the festival can enhance the image of KCCA as an institution rather than Musisi’s.
Council claims that the annual festival, which will be held for the sixth time from 6th to 8th October, has been confined under the ambit of the executive director.
The festival activities were launched on July 19th but none of the councillors was invited to grace the occasion.
Lukwago said the executive director never invited him for the launch that was held in the Lord Mayor’s Parlour.
“The corporates come here wine and dine in the gardens called Lord Mayor’s Parlour without bothering to ask why the Lord Mayor is not invited. The executive director had no courtesy to invite the lord mayor to attend festival launch,” Lukwago said.
The councillors unanimously agreed that there is urgent need to re-align the image of the festival so that it can represent the image of the whole institution.