Lukwago: Museveni Has Usurped my Powers
Kampala lord mayor Erias Lukwago has cried out again, accusing President Yoweri Museveni of taking over his job.
On Friday, Museveni hosted Kampala taxi operators at State House Entebbe to discuss city monthly levies by Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).
Days earlier, the taxi operators had intercepted Museveni’s convoy to report to him the ‘exorbitant fees’.
In the meeting attended by cabinet ministers, Museveni slashed the levy by 50 per cent, from Shs 120,000 per month to Shs 80,000 monthly.
LUKWAGO TO MUSEVENI: I ONCE TOLD YOU
But Lukwago now says Museveni branded his proposal to reduce the fees years ago ‘populist’.
He also accuses Museveni of frustrating KCCA legislations and policies.
“He [Museveni] seems to be oblivious of his machinations that frustrated my policy measures and legislative process in regard to the taxi industry and mass transport in Kampala in general,” Lukwago says.
“When I presented to the Authority a comprehensive Bill for an Ordinance, with a reasonable monthly levy of Shs 70,000 way back in 2012, I was labeled a saboteur and populist and they eventually engineered a botched impeachment process.”
LUKWAGO: MUSEVENI TAKING OVER MY ROLE
Lukwago also accuses Museveni of performing the roles of a mayor.
“You can now see the Ssabagabe [a title Museveni uses to refer to himself as king of kings] assuming the role of the Lord mayor and presiding over KCCA matters…”