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Lukwago names new deputy Lord Mayor

By Stuart Yiga

Added 18th June 2020 03:43 PM

Lukwago unveiled his new deputy during a press conference that was held at the Mayor’s Garden, in Kampala on Tuesday.

Lukwago names new deputy Lord Mayor

Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, deliberating after unveiling his Deputy on Tuesday. (Photo by Stuart Yiga)

Lukwago unveiled his new deputy during a press conference that was held at the Mayor’s Garden, in Kampala on Tuesday.

KCCA   POLITICS

KAMPALA - When President Yoweri Museveni named Sarah Kanyike director for gender, community service & production at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago was sad. And he did not hide it. He gave her an ultimatum to either reject the appointment or he does something. 

She kept guessing what he was going to do, but she accepted the President's appointment. At the expiry of the three days he had given Kanyike, the buoyant Lord Mayor unveiled Doreen Nyanjura as his deputy.

"Pursuant to the provisions of section 14 (c) of the KCCA Act (as amended), which makes the office of the Deputy Lord Mayor as a Statutory Member of the Business Committee of the Council chaired by the Speaker, I hereby designate, Her Worship Doreen Nyanjura, as the Leader of the Executive/Government Business in the Council and she will be deputized by Moses Kataabu, who represents Kampala Central," said Lukwago.

Newly appointed KCCA Deputy Lord Mayor, Doreen Nyanjura, delivering her maiden speech. (Photo by Stuart Yiga)


Lukwago unveiled his new deputy during a press conference that was held at the Mayor's Garden, in Kampala on Tuesday. 

Nyanjura, who subscribes to Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), is the Lord Councilor representing Makerere University on the KCCA council.  

Moses Kataabu (Left) who replaced Nyanjura, as Minister for Finance and Administration. (Photo by Stuart Yiga)


At the time of her appointment, she was serving as Minister for Finance and Administration, at KCCA, a position that has been taken over by Kataabu.

Meanwhile, the outgoing deputy lord mayor, Sarah Kanyike, also tendered in her resignation letter to the Lord Mayor, on Tuesday.

Nyanjura, celebrating with Makerere students upon her nomination as KCCA's Deputy Lord mayor on Tuesday. (Photo by Stuart Yiga)


"Your Worship, I would like to humbly request you to accept my letter as my formal resignation from my position as the Deputy Lord Mayor effective the 30th day of June 2020, to pave way for my retirement from active politics," Sarah's letter reads in parts.

However, Lukwago said that on Monday next week, they will convene a Council meeting so that the names of the nominated Deputy Lord Mayor, is passed by a show of hands.


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