At the close of the week, the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director Dorothy Kisaka paid a courtesy visit to the Lord Mayor’s Office.
They had an interface where the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago welcomed her and further shared with her his strategic direction for Kampala City as she starts her tour of duty.
The interface was also intended to know one another as they plan for Kampala as a City of the 21st Century by improving its planning in a participatory and inclusive way.
The Lord Mayor underscored the key tenets and benchmarks that guide his leadership and policy direction summarized in the six pillar of principles and policy guidelines that were endorsed by the electorate in Kampala while making a social contract with him.
The same were later presented before the Authority and unanimously approved and these are;
- Corporate Governance and Rule of Law.
- Proper Planning and Sustainable Transformation.
- Accountability and Transparency.
- Equity and Social Justice.
- Frugality and Prioritization in the Budgeting processes and;
- Promoting Kampala as a Hub for Investment and Tourism.
They later toured the Lord Mayor’s Parlor and Gardens which greatly needs to be refurbished.
The Lord Mayor’s Parlor was opened by the Governor Sir John Hathorn Hall in 1949 and marks the time when Kampala became a City.
It is therefore an important part of Uganda’s national history and heritage which deserves to be preserved and protected.
“It’s been a great pleasure to visit the Mayor’s Parlour where I enjoyed a cordial conversation with the Lord Mayor, H.W Erias Lukwago who thereafter guided me on a delightful tour of the historic Parlour — a place with great art-craft and so rich on history,” Kisaka said.
She went on: “I trust that we can preserve its beauty and heritage as part of our Country’s history.”
She added: “We shared on a number of issues in line with KCCA’s Governance and Policy direction in City development which we shall together build on in a participatory and inclusive manner towards implementation.”