PHOTO: Kampala NRM Chairpersons from left; Abudallah Kitatta (Lubaga) Lukyamuzi (Makindye), Arinaitwe (Nakawa) and Luwagga (Kawempe) during a press conference at NRM Headquaters in Kampala today, Tuesday
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NATIONAL Resistance Movement (NRM) ruling Party District Chairpersons Kampala region have sent a strong warning to Rubaga South NUP MP Mukasa Aloysius Talton Gold over his planned riots he announced on Monday while conducting the oversight role about the state of roads in Rubaga.
MP Mukasa who walked on the potholed Namasuba-Nyanama-Kitebi road gave an ultimatum to authorities in government to urgently fix this road and other roads which are in very poor state or he mobilizes public to rise up and demonstrate. These demonstrations he forecast will leave top government leaders with running stomaches!
Addressing journalists today at Plot 10 Kyaddondo, NRM Headquaters in Kampala, Party Chairpersons have lashed out at the opposition Hon. Aloysius Mukasa saying as an MP, he must be aware that Parliament cut KCCA budget which can not enable Executive Director Dorothy Kisakka to work on all Kampala roads in a short time possible, amidst the heavy down pour.
Led by Haji Abudallah Kitatta, the NRM Chairperson for Rubaga district, Kampala NRM leaders saluted City ED Dorothy Kisaka for the job well done looking at the small budget given to her by Parliament and amidst sabotouers like Junior Minister for KCCA, Kabuye Kyofatogabye.
Other NRM Chairpersons who addressed media were; Hassan Lukyamuzi (Makindye district), Nicholas Arinaitwe (Nakawa district) and Pastor Godfrey Luwagga Kawempe district).
The outspoken Kitatta roared, “Yesterday i saw MP Aloysius Mukasa threatening to lead a massive demonstration in protest against what he called poor road system in particular Nyanama road. As ruling NRM Party Kampala chairperson, we want first of all to warn opposition MP Mukasa and those believing his gospel of violence that we will not allow disturbing the peace of Kampala people. Let him dare organise demonstrations, we will deflate them. We can no longer tolerate political riots moreover based on lies.”
Without mincing words Kitatta said, because of what he called blunders made during 2021 elections which saw opposition MPs trounce all NRM candidates, Kampala NRM chairpersons have offered themselves to serve as ‘Members of Parliament’ and will not tolerate opposition lies.
He said, “It is absurd that Hon. Mukasa and other MPs in Kampala are not aware that roads in Kampala are already under reconstruction. In fact in Rubaga where i was elected NRM Chairperson, roads like Balintuma, Mugema, Ssuuna, the road that stretches to Nantawetwa in Mengo, and many others, work is ongoing. It is suprising that mature opposition MPs like Hon. Mukasa can not appreciate Madam Dorothy Kisaka and her team at KCCA for the job well done!”
Kitatta advised opposition MPs to visit the mentioned roads and see the work ongoing instead of misleading public into what he termed as unnecessally riots which can nolonger be entertained.
“Let Hon. Mukasa and fellow MPs in Kampala instead increase KCCA budget, because that is their mandate, then madam Kisaka will be able to work on more roads including Nyanama road from where MP Mukasa threatened to lead a demonstration if not fixed. But right now, ED Kisaka’s hands are tied by these very MPs, we sympathise with her, she can only give what the budget avails.” Said Haji Abudallah Kitatta.
‘IS MINISTER KYOFATOGABYE IN BED WITH OPPOSITION TO DENT NRM GOVERNMENT’, ASK NRM CHAIRPERSONS
In what looked to be the unmasking of KCCA State minister Kabuye Kyofatogabye’s deals with opposition MPs to bite the hand that feeds him, Kampala NRM chairpersons were shocked when they heard this junior minister blackmailing KCCA ED Kisaka on a certain radio calling for her arrest insinuating that she is corrupt!
Furious NRM bosses said, it is instead Kyofa who should be sacked for being corrupt and conning bodaboda riders of billions of shillings.
Kitatta who had no kind words towards Kyofatogabye also revealed that he recently constructed a mega school worth billions of shillings, using money obtained from bodaboda riders on pretext that it was for money checking their heads to ascertain that they are of sound mind.
“Each bodaboda rider was made to pay Sixty Thousand Shillings (60,000) and about 30,000 paid that money. How much did Kyofa and his clique steal from poor bodaboda riders? And where did he take this money? Can he give us the accountability? Where is the ministerial minute which empowered him to take money from our people? Doesnt he think, his ill acts make people hate NRM?” Asked Kitatta who doubted Kyofa’s capability to mobilise for the Party, calling him a man of useless wars.
He told journalists how it was wrong for Kyofa to go in public and mudsling workholic ED Kisaka instead of inviting her to his office being a line minister, if he had issues with her.
“Why fight Kisaka who was appointed by The Head of State and recently renewed her contract due to her competence? Who in opposition is paying Kyofa to taint ED’s name? As NRM Chairpersons in Kampala, we think Kyofa has gone astray, we will call him to order, if he continues to be adamant, we will ask our National Chairman President Museveni to sack him. Our mission this time, is to sweep Kampala for NRM come 2026 polls. Any one causing disunity amongst us, we will ask the President to take him away.” Warned Kitatta.
He hailed ED Kisaka for creating jobs for youth in Kampala like Seven Hills, sweepers and those in waste management and pleged their enormous support to KCCA boss.
ED KISAKA SAVED OUR PEOPLE IN KAWEMPE FROM FLOODS – NRM CHAIPERSON KAWEMPE
Asked to say something, Pastor Godfrey Luwagga, NRM Chairperson Kawempe started by crediting Mrs. Kisaka for ending floods in Kawempe by constructing big channels like Lubigi Channel which was commissioned by President Museveni. This led to a great improvement in the drainage systems. People in Bwaise, Kalerwe and Kawempe in general are no longer experiencing floods thanks to KCCA. He even wondered why the Kawempe NUP MPs don’t publically praise Kisaka and her team for that!
Pastor Luwaga caused laughter during the presser when he said, “There used to be a joke that ‘Water is life, when you are not sleeping in Kawempe. Who didnt know that Kawempe used to be a flooding area whenever it rained? Thanks be to ED Kisaka and her technical team at City Hall, Kawempe is free of floods. We now read about floods in Lufuka Zone Wakiso, and other areas”.
Reffering to Minister Kyofatogabye as a broker, Chairman Luwagga said, “How can a KCCA minister run to public and undress his surbodinate Dorothy Kisaka if he isnt discrediting her to appease his funders?”
“According to me, Kyofa is incompetent and very weak. How dare he go to public and shout against a person who serves under him? Unless Kyofa doesnt know his mandate as a KCCA Minister. Why take to media ED Kisaka, a lady who introduced smart city. What is your motive Mr. Kyofatogabye? Our people want service delivery not your useless fights. As NRM, we are accountable to the people, take your fights out of Kampala.” Noted Pastor Luwagga, Kawempe NRM boss.
‘I CHASED KYOFA OUT OF NAKAWA FOR TELLING LIES’, SAYS NICHOLAS ARINAITWE, NRM CHAIRPERSON NAKAWA DISTRICT
When his turn came to address media, Mr. Arinaitwe, the Nakawa NRM boss said, he directed Kyofa never to step in Nakawa again after he misinformed Nakawa people about Parish Development Model.
“First of all, i want to thank KCCA ED for being a leader who listens and acts. There were impassable roads in Nakawa which i reported to her, our people were complaining and cursing NRM government over such poor roads. I am happy to inform the public that she worked on them. Those which are yet to be fixed, she has promised us to work on them as soon as possible.” Said Chairman Arinaitwe.
He hailed government for fixing a bridge across a drainage channel at Kyambogo, and now floods can flow perfectly.
Arinaitwe said, there is cordial relationship between KCCA technical wing with NRM leaders in Kampala which has enabled service delivery and Kampala people are benefitng from PDM and emyoga.
About KCCA junior minister attacks to ED Kisaka, Chairman Arinaitwe shocked fellow leaders when he told journalists that he chased Kyofa from Nakawa and if he is man enough let him dare step there.
“He went on radio and lied that in Nakawa, eleven parishes have received money for Parish Development Model yet, non has received even a single coin. Our people got concerned and wanted to roast alive this minister for telling lies. I told him never to step in Nakawa and i am happy, he complied. We dont deal with liars.” Said a tough speaking Nakawa NRM Chairman Nicholas Arinaitwe.
MAKINDYE NRM CHAIRMAN LUKYAMUZI ADDS HIS VOICE AS HE LEAVES KYOFATOGABYE NAKED
Mr. Hassan Lukyamuzi informed journalists that because Kyofa doesnt screen what to say, he should stop going to media since his utterances credit the opposition.
“As NRM leaders in Kampala, we feel embarassed by the likes of minister Kyofatogabye who is starting fights against our own. He speaks without first thinking. He is doing NRM a disservice. He is not the government spokesperson, we ask him to first consult us before spitting his venom against fellow leaders in the party.” Said Mr. Lukyamuzi.
He supported Chairman Kitatta against demonstrations organised by oppositon MPs over what they call poor roads, advising them to find way of meeting the president and find a way of sourcing for funds to reconstruct roads since they are part of goverment instead of going for riots which will not bear fruits.
“Kampala roads need total overhaul. This calls for more funds. Let opposition MPs go and meet the president Museveni and lobby for the funds. Rioting is not a solution.” Said Chairman Lukyamuzi.
By press time we had not got Minister Kabuye Kyofatogabye for a comment.
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