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Bishop criticises KCCA over sign posts

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By EPHRAIM KASOZI

Posted  Friday, December 27  2013 at  12:27

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While delivering a Christmas sermon at St Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe, Bishop Luwalira said the act of city authorities renaming church-founded schools with KCCA logos amounts to abuse of authority.

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Kampala- The Bishop of Namirembe Diocese, the Most Rev Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira, has criticised Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) over usurping powers by removing the church name from school signposts.
While delivering a Christmas sermon at St Paul’s Cathedral, Namirembe, Bishop Luwalira said the act of city authorities renaming church-founded schools with KCCA logos amounts to abuse of authority.

“We have seen that the newly-installed signposts at the church-founded schools by KCCA, which should not have removed the (name) Church of Uganda from them,” he said.

However, KCCA publicist Peter Kaujju yesterday said the move followed the rebranding of the city but has no ill intentions.

“And we are only installing signage at these facilities,” he said.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has said talks with Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Nandala Mafabi aimed at unlocking the impasse at KCCA were still on course.

In a statement issued on Christmas Day, Mr Mbabazi said the talks needed time to clinch an agreeable deal, adding that the NRM government was committed to dialogue.
Mr Mafabi last week said the talks had collapsed, accusing unnamed officials on the government side of “delaying tactics” and leaking details of the meetings to KCCA executive director Jennifer Musisi.

Additional reporting by Yasiin Mugerwa & Dorothy Nakaweesi

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