Minister of Kampala Beti Kamya said the new Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director will be appointed before the term of Jenifer Ssemakula Musisi expires on Friday following her resignation in October.
“It is the President to appoint the KCCA executive director on the recommendation of the Public Service Commission. If the President asks for my opinion, I will give it,” Kamya stated on Monday.
Kamya however, rubbished the social media reports that she was secretly vetting candidates to replace Musisi.
“It is not my job to vet,” Kamya said.
Asked what would happen if a new executive director is not named by Friday, Kamya said:
“I am waiting for the President to give us a new executive director and the new office bearer will have been named by Friday.”
Musisi who was appointed the Executive Director seven years ago on recommendation of former URA Commissioner General Allen Kagina resigned in October this year citing unbearable working conditions at the KCCA.
Her resignation sparked celebrations within sections of oppositions and some Kampala residents who had accused Musisi of high handedness while handling the affairs of the country.
Musisi had lookwarm working relationships with the Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago who heads political wing of the KCCA.
According to KCCA act, it is the duty of the president to appoint the Executive Director of KCCA on recommendation of the Public Service Commission.