Kampala Minister Beti Kamya has demanded for a “yes we can” attitude from the Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director, Jeniffer Musisi as the squabbles between the two officials continue.
At the start of this financial year, Kamya ordered Musisi to hike salaries of Kampala political leaders by 30-percent but Musisi rejected to effect the increment saying that the institution had no money. Currently, the Lord Mayor earns a net pay of Shillings 11.4 million Shillings, while division mayors take home 7.15 million Shillings. KCCA Councillors get Shillings 3.15 million while division Councillors earn 2.3 million Shillings.
A meeting of Kampala political leaders’ representatives and KCCA technical wing convened in July to discuss how the minister’s directive can be implemented. Kamya says the meeting amicably agreed “on an implementation plan that would run from October to July 2018 taking into account that two billion shillings was available for the first quarter of this financial year.”
However, Musisi once again declined to implement the plan. This prompted Kamya to tell Musisi in a letter dated 27th October that all the KCCA director need “is little innovation and yes we can attitude, provide motivation to political leaders…” The minister said this would raise KCCA revenue to the level well beyond what is required to pay political leaders.