National
KCCA takes over subway restaurant
Publish Date: Sep 04, 2014
KCCA takes over subway restaurant
Kampala Capital City Authority executive director Jennifer Musisi.
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Pascal Kwesiga

 

KAMPALA Capital City Authority (KCCA) has repossessed land and property formally occupied by Subway Restaurant located in the intersection between Crested Towers and Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) on Nile Avenue in Kampala.

 

According to the KCCA deputy spokesperson, Robert Kalumba, there is a restaurant, a bar and other businesses operated by a Chinese lady and other tenants on the land measuring 0.158 acres.

 

The Chinese business woman, he explained, had let out some of the structures to tenants.

 

In the August 11, 2014 letter that was addressed to lawyers of the landlord, the KCCA legal affairs director, Mike Okua, said there was no evidence to show that she acquired the property through a formal bidding process as required by the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act of 2003.

 

He also noted that there was no evidence of an existing tenancy agreement between the land lady and the tender board of the defunct Kampala City Council.

The restaurant was synonymous with motor accidents including this one in December 2004 when a Corsa lost control and plunged into the premises. File Photo

Okua also explained that there is a recent High Court order which declared that the contract between Kampala City Council and Equator Touring Services was declared illegal due the absence of a tenancy contract awarded by the then Kampala district tender board.

 

“Your client’s continued occupation and possession of the facility and premises at Subway is without legal basis. Prevail upon your client to vacate the said premises not later than August 31,” the letter read in part.

 

Kalumba said the ‘landlady’ has left the premises. 

 

“Her tenants are still around but they have been informed that KCCA would retake its property on Monday and they are planning to leave.”

 

He said KCCA would determine how to put the land and the structures to use after taking over.

Related stories

'KCCA should change its mode of work'

KCCA is overstretched, says Musisi

KCCA closes Arua Park eateries

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Museveni commissions sh140b Nyakahita-Kazo road
President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned Nyakahita-Kazo road in Kiruhura district....
Nasasira not running in 2016 MP race
Eng. John Nasasira, 63, has said that he will not participate in the 2016 general elections, citing health-related reasons...
Uganda to participate in EAC regional festival
While flagging off the Ugandan Team on Friday last week, Wilson Muruli Mukasa, the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) said the fest intends to provide a platform to showcase for art and culture as primary drivers of regional integration and sustainable development....
Top general assassinated in Burundi
A top Burundian general and close aide to President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in a rocket attack on his car in the capital Bujumbura, officials and witnesses said....
NFA, NEMA organize Miss Earth Uganda 2015
The National Forestry Authority (NFA) in conjunction with National Environmental Management Authority (Nema) is organizing beauty pageant that aims to promote environmental awareness...
Kabale town gets sh3bn road touch-up
The government is tarmacking the main street of Kabale town at a cost of sh3bn, a moved that has attracted mixed reactions....
Should faith based organisations be registered as Non-government organisations?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter