KAMPALA – Minister Beti Kamya has appointed Andrew Kitaka as the acting executive director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).
Mr Kitaka’s appointment follows the resignation of Ms Jennifer Musisi who officially handed over office to Ms Kamya on Friday last week.
The Minister for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs, Hon Beti Kamya confirmed the appointment of Mr. Kitaka in a statement to the press:
“To ensure continuity and smooth running of the city, I have assigned duties of Executive Director to Eng. Andrew Kitaka Mubiru, who is substantively the Director Engineering & Technical Services at KCCA”
Ms. Kamya also affirmed Mr. Samuel Sserunkuma to continue carrying on the duties of Deputy Executive Director KCCA until such a time when the substantive one would be appointed.
She said the two officials will serve in acting capacity until President Yoweri Museveni, who has the mandate of appointing the ED and KCCA directors, does so.
The Minister thanked Ms Jennifer Semakula Musisi for the good work done during her tenure amidst the several challenges in the city and went on to appeal to all staff of KCCA to remain focused, objective and ensure performance to the expectation of the Public and the Nation at Large.
Who is Eng Kitaka?
Eng Andrew Kitaka has been the KCCA director of engineering and technical services at KCCA since 2011.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Makerere University and a Master’s degree in Road and Transportation Engineering from IHE/Delt University in the Netherlands.
Mr Kitaka attended Kings College Buddo and Namilyango College for his O and A level, respectively.
He is a registered engineer with the Engineer’s Registration Board (ERB) of Uganda and also a member of the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE).
Eng Kitaka began his engineering career in the private sector with Kagga & Partners Consulting Engineers before he joined public service, working as a projects engineer at the Road Agency Formation Unit (RAFU) at the Ministry of Works.
He later joined the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) from where he later joined the European Union to work as an operations officer in charge of roads infrastructure.
When government rebranded the Kampala City Council (KCC) to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Mr Kitaka was appointed the first director of engineering and technical services, a position he has held to date.
In 2016, Mr Kitaka was appointed by Ms Musisi as acting deputy executive director following the resignation of Dr Judith Tukahirwa. But Ms Musisi later sent him back to his directorate.
He is married to Dr Sabrina Kitaka, a paediatrician at Mulago National Referral Hospital, with whom they have five children.