Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) executive director Jennifer Semakula Musisi has after 7 years in charge tendered in her resignation letter to President Yoweri Museveni.
In a 21-page letter dated October 15, 2018, Musisi writes that her resignation takes effect on December 15.
“Your Excellency, over the last seven and half years, we have made progress towards transforming Kampala,” reads the letter.
The letter then goes on to detail some of her achievements including but not limited to; infrastructure developments, institutional transformation, increased revenue collection, financial management and human resource development among others.
In her letter of resignation, she also made mention of the over 38 local, regional and international awards KCCA received while she has been executive director.
Musisi also cited the challenges among which have been; rivaling political interests, inadequate funding by government and as such she said KCCA was unable to meet the government and public expectations of city development and service delivery.
“One of the main challenges has been to reconcile the competing interests between political perspectives / decisions and the strategic plans, policies, regulations and work plans of the KCCA Technical Team. Consequently, it has increasingly become difficult to achieve set targets,” she wrote.
“There is inadequate political support to the efforts of the KCCA Technical Team to transform Kampala. Many planned City improvement plans have not received political support and therefore not been implemented.”
Museveni first appointed Musisi in 2011 on a three-year contract. The contract was renewed for a third term in April 2017 amidst rumours that Musisi had submitted her resignation during her second term after being accused by some politicians who claimed she had caused massive electoral loss for the ruling party in the city due to her high handedness approach.