KCCA marks 3 years, President Museveni tours accomplished projects April 17, 2014

Friday 18th April 2014

President Yoweri Museveni has cautioned leaders to intensify their efforts in the fight against drugs among the youth, saying it devalues their potential to develop and exposes them to dangerous practices such as alcoholism, sexual promiscuity and HIV/AIDS.

The President was speaking at the KCCA football grounds at Lugogo shortly after touring various infrastructure development projects under KCCA as it marked its three years of existence.

While interacting with students and job seekers at the Employment Services Bureau on Plot 1 Sezibwa Road, he urged exploitation of information communication technologies to sharpen their skills and to exploit opportunities through Business Process outsourcing (BPO).

The bureau was refurbished and equipped by KCCA at a cost of Shs 650m.

"You should train in skills that are marketable and also exploit BPO. There is a cheap way of offering services such as accounting, book keeping etc that you can send via the internet and you get paid," he said.

On opposing development in the city, particularly by former Mayor Erias Lukwago and Dr Kiiza Besigye, the President said the Government had to use the law to step in and rescue the city from what he described anti development agents.

He applauded opposition councillors who joined hands with their NRM counterparts to throw out Lukwago who was found to be incompetent.

The President who was accompanied by the KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi, the Government Chief Whip, Hon. Justine Lumumba, the Minister for Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo and local leader spent over five hours touring various city roads that have been renovated and upgraded to bitumen standards under the Kampala Institutional Infrastructure Development Programme including; Mbogo Rd, Soweto Rd in Kabalagala, Kafumbe Mukasa Rd, Kabaka Njjagala Rd, Kimerard, Kalerwe- Ttula Rd, Kawempe- Mpererwe Rd, Bukoto - Kisaasi Rd, Kimera Rd, Sir Apollo Kagwa Rd, Hoima Road, Kansanga- Lukuli Rd etc.

The roads will enhance the connectivity in the city and reduce traffic congestion.

The President also toured Kisenyi Health centre also renovated using central Government funds and has state-of-the art equipment which include; a medical theatre, a dental unit and renal unit.

He was impressed with the clean facilities and patient care, and urged the patients to maintain the cleanliness in the facility that offers services free of charge.

During an impromptu stop-over in Kisenyi where thousands of fans blocked his convoy, the President urged people to always support the NRM party to ensure efficient service delivery.

"As you can see, there is a difference between my priests and your thieves whom you elected. The thieves you elected here used all the money meant to help you and deliver good services. You should continue supporting NRM so that we improve services," he said.

In Kawempe, a crowd of supporters also stopped the President and urged him to prevail over traffic police and the new law barring boda bodas from carrying more than one passenger saying this is extravagant and expensive.

The President pledged to hold a rally in Kawempe to listen to their issues soon.

The Mayor of Nakawa Division Mr. Benjamin Kalumba praised President Museveni and the NRM government for the achievements registered by KCCA and commended the President for signing the Anti-homosexuality Bill as well as returning 'ebyaffe' to Buganda pointing out that 'the opposition will now have nothing to say'.

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