By Ugandaupdatenews.com Senior writer
The new KCCA Executive Director, Ms. Dorothy Kisaka has taken over office and began her term of service two days after taking the oath of office promising to lead by example- fast track the development of the City and achieve the goals set out in the Strategic Plan .
Kisaka a career public servant , sounded reconciliatory while taking over a politically divided city facing serious challenges of dirty -congested streets due to opening vending , jammed motor- ways , flooded water channels , disease, poverty , poor implementation of the good plans and so much more.
“We shall pursue a participatory approach with the Citizens of Uganda to nurture the stunning beauty of Kampala City. The staff cannot do it alone. Everyone ought to participate in beautifying his or her neighborhood. It is imperative that we work together to create a City environment that City dwellers and the whole of Uganda will be proud of.
We shall work towards minimizing interruptions to development by building bridges that promote peace across the many stakeholders. We cannot develop the City in the midst of unending intentional interruptions. We will promote a culture that says ‘we are bigger than the differences that divide us’. The people of Kampala deserve that. We can all win,” Kisaka pledged in what many observers took to be a different approach to the management of the city affairs compared to our ever combative predecessor , Jennifer Musisi.
Kisaka and team took two oaths which include the oath of secrecy and that of KCCA Executive Director which were administered by the Head of Public Service and Secretary to the Cabinet Dr John Mitala in the presence of the Minister of Kampala , Betty Amongi, the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and KCCA councillors.
‘‘Kampala City is a home to all Ugandans. Kampala City is a home to millions of City dwellers from different walks of life, of different languages, and of different political leanings. But despite our diversity, the aspiration is one; the people of Uganda want a vibrant and attractive City. They want a City that they can proudly call their home,” Kisaka stated in a carefully crafted speech .
She thanked President Museveni for her appointment and Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda for mentoring her when she did a stint at the OPM. “OPM has been the boot camp that has provided me the nurture and skilling needed for this next level of service. I am grateful for the years of training and skilling,” she said,
Eng. Andrew Kitaka, who has been acting ED since Jennifer Musisi will now return to his position as director of engineering and technical services.