Museveni: I Regret Appointing Jennifer Musisi As KCCA Executive Director,I paid Jennifer Musisi a lot of money to clean up Kampala but she didn’t
President Museveni has expressed his regret for giving former Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive director Jennifer Musisi a huge budget at the expense of other public sectors.
Museveni also added that he regrets appointing the former Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Jennifer Musisi in this position because she did nothing and didn’t perform to his expectations yet he used to pay her and her staff a lot of money.
“I regret appointing Jennifer Musisi as the Executive Director of this city , she did nothing other than eating money with her staff which would have been used to do other things. I thought Jennifer would organise this city but she failed,” Museveni said.
” I paid Musisi a lot of money to clean up Kampala but she didn’t, But that is a simple sin. I can repent it and and withdraw all those salaries of the City Council so that we fix your salaries (teachers),” Museveni added
In transforming the former Kampala City Council into Kampala Capital City Authority in 2011, it was argued that the salary scales had to be made competitive to attract top talent to the authority. Other government bodies that benefited from this argument included Uganda Revenue Authority, Uganda National Roads Authority, National Social Security Fund, Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited.
The President said this in a meeting with teachers under their umbrella body Uganda National Teachers Union (UNATU) at the office of the Prime Minister to see how they can solve the issue of salary enhancement for teachers so that they suspend their planned strike.
Museveni said that he paid alot of money to KCCA staff but they have not worked to his expectations. He added that he now thinks that their salaries should be reduced and that all government servants should be on the same salary scale .
The meeting was held yesterday, Sunday at the office of the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda. It was attended by officials from the Ministries of Finance, Education and Public Service to forge a way forward and ensure that teachers call off their planned strike ahead of the second term that commenced today.
President Museveni pledged that Government will fulfill its promise of enhancing teachers salaries in the next financial year (2019/2020). They agreed to meet again with the teachers at the end of July and the strike was called off.
Jennifer Musisi threw in the towel as KCCA Executive Director early last year without giving a clear explanation why she was leaving. She had served in that position for seven years.