Erias Lukwago sounded a warning on Wednesday afternoon after his swearing in ceremony, held at the City Hall.
In his speech, Lukwago said he expects interference from the president just like in the previous two terms, President Museveni should respect me as an elected leader.
Lukwaago was first elected as Kampala Lord Mayor in 2011 has had a troubled time, especially during his first term in office when in November 2013 as he was impeached by councilors after a tribunal found him guilty of incompetence and abuse of office and he was he stayed out of office for three years.
Lukwago asked the central government headed by President Museveni to support KCCA in all ways including adequate funding other than sabotaging them.
He however asked government to increase the KCCA budget from shs 300billion per year, saying it is not enough.
Lukwaago noted that markets in the Kampala are in a worrying state. We have not developed them to required standards, we must have trade order in the city and this can’t happen unless you create a safe haven for the street vendors.
“Street vendors are being pushed off the streets but have nowhere to go, adding that before constructing markets in upcountry cities and towns, Kampala should be the first priority.” Lukwaago said.
Lukwago said he will never relent on being the shield of the people of Kampala by fighting for their rights and wellbeing.
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