Kaujju quits KCCA

Sunday June 14 2020
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Mr Peter Kaujju

Mr Peter Kaujju has resigned from his job of Manager Communications, Public and Corporate Affairs at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) and joined electricity distributor UMEME as head of Communications.

In a May 30, 2020 letter addressed to the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public Service, Ms Catherine Bitarakwate, a copy which Daily Monitor has seen, Mr Kaujju noted that he will cease being an employee of the city authority by July 1, 2020.
The letter is also copied to KCCA's acting executive director and the Minister for Kampala affairs.

Mr Kaujju has worked at KCCA for nine years after joining in April 2011.
Hitherto joining KCCA, Mr Kaujju had had a short stint at Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) where he was part of the pioneer team of the tax body's Communications department.
He lauded government and KCCA management for giving him an opportunity to work with the institution.

"...it has been a monumental nine years of professional growth and personal development as we transformed the city. I am especially delighted to have significantly contributed to the positioning of KCCA as a stakeholder-centric, highly recognisable, respectable, and vibrant brand within and outside Uganda," reads in part his resignation letter.
He also boasted of having started KCCA's public and corporate affairs department and creating a 'robust system' which he said positioned the institution among the top government agencies with superior communication services including both traditional and digital tools.

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Museveni appoints KCCA directors, replaces Kitaka with Kisaka

Saturday June 13 2020

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President Museveni has declined to confirm Engineer Andrew Kitaka and instead nominated Dorothy Kisaka as the new Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) executive director in changes that saw two other directors sacked.
Mr Museveni also declined to confirm Mr James Sserunkuuma as deputy director and instead nominated Eng David Luyimbazi Ssali for the position.
Eng. Kitaka and Sserunkuuma will retain their substantive positions as director of Engineering and technical services and revenue collections respectively.
Following the departure of Ms Jennifer Musisi, Mr Kitaka was appointed acting executive director on December 20, 2018.

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Ms Sarah Kanyike


In a surprise move, Mr Museveni also nominated Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago’s deputy, Ms Sarah Kanyike, as director gender, community service and production replacing Ms Harriet Mudondo.

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Kanyike’s journey to Deputy Lord Mayor job

Wednesday April 05 2017

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Sarah Kanyike maintains straight eye contact as she takes me through her life journey that stretches to 1972.
She speaks with measured composure, a gesture that invites me into the interview asking both hard and cheeky questions.
Born 53 years ago, Ms Kanyike is a teacher by profession, whose emphasis on Islamic dressing defines much of her style that is further accentuated by a relative degree of humility and a sharp ear for detail.
The mother of six, two of whom are adopted, was born in Kibuli, Kampala to the late Yusuf Kanyike and Hasifah Nabwami. At two years, she lost her father and only knew her mother.

“I am the last born in a family of six and I am the only one who never saw our father,” she says, making illustrative gestures as if to emphasise the fatherly love she missed.
Ms Kanyike attended Kibuli Demonstration School, before moving to Kibuli Secondary School. The two schools are separated by a chain link fence.
While at Kibuli Secondary School, Ms Kanyike excelled at sports and made a good impression as a sports prefect helping the school win a number of trophies in netball and volleyball.
“The head teacher then [Abbas Kawaase Mukasa], who I respect so much, balanced books and sports. This gave me an opportunity to explore my talent as well as excel in class,” she says as she reminisces the good old days at Kibuli Secondary School, where she returned to teach for 15 years (Islam and History) after graduating from Makerere University with a Bachelor’s degree in Education.

“It was a happy moment to return to my former school. I was humbled that I was now interacting with people who had been my teachers,” she says, noting that she rose through the ranks to become the school’s deputy head teacher before quitting to join elective politics.
In 1998 Ms Kanyike successfully contested the Makindye East Woman councillor seat that she went on to represent up to 2006 and served as deputy speaker of KCC during Mayor John Ssebana Kizito reign.
Ssebana, who was the Kampala City Council Mayor then, she says, “is one of my mentors in politics. I look up to him”.
In 2006, Ms Kanyike stood for the Makindye East MP seat but lost to Michael Mabikke, before losing again to John Simbwa in 2011.

Return into elective politics
She returned in 2016 to contest for the Makindye East Female councillor seat, which she won. She was later appointed by Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago as Deputy Lord Mayor.
“I twice lost in the MP race but I am grateful that I am a councillor. My position [Deputy Lord Mayor] helps me to oversee the whole of Kampala, which to me is a big achievement and helps me to interact with a number of people,” she says. Ms Kanyike attributes her success to staying humble even amid challenges and the ability to execute duties to the satisfaction of her bosses.
However, this has not been without challenges as she feels agitated by the continuos friction over management at Kampala Capital City Authority.
The clashes between the political wing, which she is part of and the technical wing, she says, have been a setback with no solution in sight.
We all [political and technical wing] must understand the KCCA Act that stipulates the role of everybody at City Hall [headquarters of KCCA],” she says.

Family and marriage
Ms Kanyike is married to Mustapha Sebaggala Kigozi, formerly the executive director of Uganda Manufacturers Association.
Balancing politics and marriage, she says, has not been easy even with the backing and support of her husband.
“It’s not been easy but I have a target to improve the level of education and health of people. I also want to see an improvement in infrastructure because our people deserve better,” she says.
Ms Kanyike hopes to be in politics long enough and expects to stand in 2021, although she is reluctant to reveal which position she will be targeting.

Appointed deputy lord mayor
On June 16 last year, Kanyike was appointed Deputy Lord Mayor with the backing of an opposition leaning Kampala Capital City Authority council.
The decision, Lukwago said then, had been informed by a number of factors such as the expanse administrative experience, particularly at City Hall as Deputy Speaker of the defunct Kampala City Council, among others.
Ms Kanyike, peers say, was the most fitting person for the position of Deputy Lord Mayor as she would offer the voice of reason at the ever conflict prone Kampala Capital City Authority.
Indeed, she has been a key player in the administration of the opposition led KCCA council that continues to face challenges, especially the conflict between KCCA Minister Betty Kamya and Erias Lukwago.

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Dr Daniel Okello Ayen was confirmed as director public health and environment.
Ms Grace Akullo, moving from the ministry of public service will be the new director human resource and administration replacing Mr Richard Lule.
"We have used integrity hunting to identify the persons mentioned above. With regard to other vacant positions, they should be filled by advertising,” Mr Museveni wrote in his letter to Public Service Commission.

Daily Monitor understands that acting contracts for all the officials who were replaced had expired.
“Media colleagues, on proposed changes at KCCA by Kaguta Museveni, for now we can say they are nominees who have to go through vetting by PSC. To report like it's a foregone conclusion (and that current office bearers are sacked asap) is not exactly accurate,” President Museveni’s spokesperson, Mr Don Wanyama tweeted last night.

"...during this period, I am glad to have played a pivotal role in planning and advising the management team on matters of communication and public relations as well as spearheading stakeholder engagements for the institution," he wrote.
A top official at UMEME who preferred not to be named intimated to us that Mr Kaujju was zeroed on to head the communications department at the power distributer for his wealth of experience in executing communications roles.
His departure, however, leaves a vacuum in KCCA's department of communications, corporate and public affairs. But he noted that he leaves behind a strong system with well-trained staff to steer it forward.
His departure also comes on the heels of major shakeup of the city Authority by President Museveni.
Mr Museveni has declined to confirm Engineer Andrew Kitaka and instead nominated Dorothy Kisaka as the new Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) executive director in changes that saw two other directors sacked.
Mr Museveni also declined to confirm Mr James Sserunkuuma as deputy director and instead nominated Eng David Luyimbazi Ssali for the position.

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Eng. Kitaka and Sserunkuuma will retain their substantive positions as director of Engineering and technical services and revenue collections respectively.
Following the departure of Ms Jennifer Musisi, Mr Kitaka was appointed acting executive director on December 20, 2018.
In a surprise move, Mr Museveni also nominated Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago’s deputy, Ms Sarah Kanyike, as director gender, community service and production replacing Ms Harriet Mudondo.

angwomoya@ug.nationmedia.com

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