Lukwago Dismisses Guards Over Lack Of Facilitation

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Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has decided to let go of his security guards saying he can no longer facilitate them since Kampala Capital City Authority—KCCA denied his office facilitation.

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago has decided to let go of his security guards saying he can no longer facilitate them since Kampala Capital City Authority—KCCA denied his office facilitation.
 
Lukwago told journalists at his home today that ever since his controversial impeachment on November 25, his office has never been given facilitation. He said that he has never received fuel, and that his office employees who include two drivers, personal assistants and a personal secretary have not received their salaries and allowances.
 
He said he has been using his personal money to transport his security guards whose vehicle was confiscated by Cooper Motors adding that he cannot sustain the expenses anymore.
 
According to the Lord Mayor, the security vehicle was taken to Cooper Motors which has a contract of repairing KCCA vehicles but the contractor confiscated it.
 
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Lukwago said he had improvised by transporting the security guards in his private vehicle which has also broken down and added that he cannot sustain the expenses since he doesn’t receive his entitled emoluments anymore.
 
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He says his security is now in jeopardy since he is left with no protection.
 
Lukwago said he can no longer use personal resources to run a public office yet it is provided for by the law under the KCCA Act and budgeted for. According to the KCCA budget for this financial year that was presented to Parliament by Kampala Minister Frank Tumwebaze, 13.5 billion shillings was allocated to facilitating political leaders with a total 0f 11.8 billion for monthly emoluments and 30 million for office imprest for the offices of the Mayor and his deputy.
 
He announced that there will be a meeting with the stake holders at St. Matia Mulumba in Old Kampala on 6th January to discuss how his office will be run and to devise ways on how he will return to office.
 
KCCA council on November 25 impeached Lukwago on grounds of abuse of office and incompetent. Lukwago however challenged the impeachment on grounds that the meeting that sat to remove him from office came after he had secured a court order blocking the meeting.