Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago has warned President Museveni against disrespecting him in the new term of office as the political head of Kampala
Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago has warned President Museveni against disrespecting him in the new term of office as the political head of Kampala.
Lukwago was on Wednesday afternoon sworn in for a third term at a function held at the City Hall, the Kampala Capital City Authority headquarters.
Giving his inaugural speech, Lukwago said he expects interference from the president just like it has been in the last two terms but warned that he deserves respect as an elected leader.
“I hope this term will not call for wrath from powers that be to frustrate our efforts. My appeal to Gen Yoweri Museveni is to respect the will of the people of Kampala who elected me,”Lukwago said.
“The Lord Mayor doesn’t subscribe to the NRM and will never do that. I was elected by the people of Kampala but there is a high propensity of the central government trying to interfere in our work but I ask that we are respected.”
In the past two terms, Lukwago and President Museveni have not been on good terms in regards the running of affairs of the city.
The 51 year old lawyer who 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 he was voted out of office by councilors after a tribunal found him guilty of incompetence and abuse of office.
He stayed out of office for over three years until 2016.
Lukwago has since blamed all his woes on President Museveni whom he accuses of trying to “usurp the will of the people of Kampala.”
On the other hand, the president has also blamed Lukwago of always playing “unnecessary” politics in running the affairs of the city and sabotaging development.
Speaking on Wednesday, Lukwago asked the central government headed by President Museveni to support KCCA in all ways other than sabotaging them.
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