Friday April 25 2014

I prayed in vain for Musisi, Lukwago, says pastor

By Herbert Mugagga

A preacher in Buikwe District is not happy that Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago and KCCA executive Director Jennifer Musisi did not use the just concluded lent period to reconcile.

Pastor Timothy Sekyanzi of Church of Christ said he was not happy that the two principals at KCCA had not used the lent period to sort out their differences. He said his wish was for the Lord Mayor and Executive Director to reconcile and work together to serve the people of Kampala.

“’Ever since this month started, I have been praying and waiting to see these people shake hands as a sign of reconciliation, but this has not happened,” he said during Easter Monday prayers. Mr Lukwago was impeached in November last year by KCCA councillors in a controversial meeting that was chaired by the minister for the Presidency and Kampala, Mr Frank Tumwebaze.

However, the High Court sitting in Kampala reinstated him but was later thrown out after government lodged an appeal to stay execution of the High Court orders. Justice Steven Kavuma, issued an injunctive that threw Mr Lukwago out after he had reoccupied his office for only three hours.
Last week, Mr Lukwago cried out that the court battles were affecting his life and personal finances.

Pastor Sekyanzi said he expected Ms Musisi to initiate the reconciliation, adding: “My sister Jennifer is a born-again Christian who knows how important forgiving and reconciliation is. I expected her to have initiated it,” he said.
The Pastor said it was not too late for Ms Musisi and Mr Lukwago to settle their differences and work together for the good of Kampala.