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KCCA asset value is sh549b — Kitaka

By David Lumu, Sharon Nakabugo

Added 11th June 2019 02:32 PM

The value of all KCCA assets increased by 1350%

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Acting KCCA executive director Eng. Andrew Kitaka addressing journalists at the Uganda Media Center. Photo by Ivan Kabuye

The value of all KCCA assets increased by 1350%

Eight years ago before Kampala City Council (KCC) was rebranded, the value of its assets was at sh45b.

However, according to the acting Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) executive director, Eng. Andrew Kitaka, the new leadership has registered “remarkable achievements” with the asset value soaring to sh547b.

“The value of all KCCA assets increased by 1350% from UGX 45Bn (2011) to UGX 549 Bn (June 2017),” he said.

Speaking to journalists at the Uganda Media Centre on Tuesday, Kitaka said, for the last eight years, revenue collections in Kampala have gone up by 190%, among other achievements.

“We introduced an electronic revenue system and eliminated cash collections. This has enabled us to register a 190% increase in revenue collections,” he added.

Kitaka was appointed by Kampala minister, Beti Kamya, as acting executive director of KCCA last year in December following the resignation of Jennifer Musisi Ssemakula.

Looking back at the eight-year journey, Kitaka, who prior to his appointment was the director of engineering and technical services, describes the journey as “remarkable”.

“Kampala Capital City Authority has made remarkable achievements since its formation, eight years ago. The agency rebranded and has earned good public will and credibility,” he said, pointing at institutional reform as the key ingredient that propelled KCCA.

“At the onset, KCCA carried out a major institutional reform to strengthen service delivery. As a result, the institution attracted highly skilled and dedicated personnel to plan and execute the City’s development and operations guided by KCCA’s Strategic Plan.

This team streamlined internal processes for revenue management and public accountability,” he added. 

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