KAMPALA. Barely three months after the resignation of Kampala Capital City Authority’s (KCCA), has first executive director Jennifer Musisi on October 15 2018, another official, Dr Jeremy Ntambi has also thrown in the towel.
Dr Ntambi has served KCCA for four years as manager operations under the directorate of engineering and technical services. He has been heading the city street lights installation project.
In his resignation letter dated January 2 2019, a copy which Daily Monitor has seen, he noted that he would cease to be a KCCA employee on February 15 this year.
His letter was addressed to KCCA’s director administration and human resource, Richard Lule.
“…although I have very much enjoyed my time at KCCA, it is time for me to move on and take my career in a new direction,” reads in part his resignation letter.
The letter adds: “Please accept my deepest gratitude that all of you have done for me during my tenure here. The assistance you have provided me with and the insight you have shared in our field of service delivery is invaluable to me”.
Dr Jeremy told Daily Monitor in a text that he chose to resign because he evaluated and found out that there was no much more in terms of contribution that he could make.
"...I left a more financially rewarding job abroad and joined KCCA to make a contribution four years ago, in a desire to make a difference. Within the bounds and constraints within my mandate, I believe I did as much as could be done and set in motion a cycle to allow what I started to continue without me," reads in part the text.
Peter Kaujju, KCCA’s director of public and corporate affairs told Daily Monitor in a telephone interview that Dr Ntambi had diligently served KCCA. But he declined to delve into details of why Dr Ntambi had resigned.
“Contracts are an agreement between an employer and employee and an employee can choose whether to renew or reject renewal. Dr Ntambi has done a good job as far as transformation of the city is concerned as an institution, we wish him the very best of his career direction,” he said.
Dr Ntambi becomes the fifth KCCA official to resign in a space of two years, something that raises many questions.
KCCA is one of the government agencies where employees are paid handsomely.
The officials include; Ms Musisi, Daniel Kyambadde (director treasury services), Mike Okua (director legal affairs), Dr Martin Kiiza (manager in charge of drainage) and Dr Judith Tukahirwa (deputy executive director).
Jennifer Kaggwa (director human resource), resigned in 2015.
While some of these officials like Ms Musisi and Dr Tukahiirwa cited political interference in their work, others said that they had chosen to retire and concentrate on their private businesses.