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KCCA Launches Four-Year Collaborative Initiative Program on PIFUD

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Kampala Capital City Authority launched a four-year, Collaborative Initiative Program on Integrated Local Finances for Sustainable Urban Development (PIFUD).

The Project is funded by the European Union and implemented by KCCA, Global fund for Cities Development and Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA) Municipalities.

The initiative aims at supporting the implementation of KCCA and GKMA’s existing strategies and programs on municipal finance, innovation and integrated urban development.

“It is also to foster linkages with line ministries and the overall urban policy in Uganda through urban policy dialogues, urban plans, economic development plans among others,” a statement from KCCA reads in part.

Speaking during the launch, the Lord Mayor, His Worship Erias Lukwago noted that this is the best practical program he has launched ever since he joined the institution in 2011.

“This Program is the heart that will pump blood in the whole body to enable us realize Kampala as a vibrant, attractive and sustainable City. The program builds on KCCA’s experiences and successes in the areas of own resource revenue mobilization, climate change responses and innovative approaches to Sustainable Urban Development (SDG 11),” he said.

The Program focuses on regulating reforms to allow sub nationals in the GKMA to access Capital markets to finance the much needed infrastructure, enhancing own source revenues through innovation and automation of local revenue management systems and innovation and smart solutions for low carbon energy adoption.

Lukwago emphasized that there is need to act on and abandon the activities and habits that increase levels of emissions.

“We are all affected and we can be part of the solution by changing our daily behaviours for resource use and waste disposal, our choice of transport mode, building practices, and water and energy consumption patterns,” he said.

He referred to the Kampala Climate Change campaign that was previously launched and its key elements to wit; adaptation, mitigation and opportunities from challenges by saving resources, material re-use/ recycling, improved energy efficiency, investing in the green economy and creating green jobs.

 



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Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge

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Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

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Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.

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Is Johnson Byabashaija courting Enid Kukunda for protection?

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The very amiable Commissioner General of Prisons Canon Johnson Byabashaija was recently sighted with President Y K Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s second wife Enid Kukunda as the two had a very secretive meeting in one of the city hangouts.

According to our informers, the two seem to be in a deep conversation that they wouldn’t allow a housefly pass around. However, sources further reveal that Byabashaija could have courted the second lady for protection given that he has amassed a lot of wealth and could be a subject of investigations.

Our sources reveal that Byabashaija who carries himself as Mr.I know it all hasn’t met Madam Enid alone but a host of others with connections to the centre of power in the country.

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Bobi Wine released on Bail

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Presidential candidate and kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been realeased on bail by the Iganga magistrates court where he appeared to defend himself against accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign SOPs. A defiant Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to blast the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, whom he accuses of using state power to quell dissident.

This follows a tense week that has seen thousands injured and several dead following Hon. Kyagulanyi’s arrest earlier this week. Demonstrations and riots erupted in many parts of the country and heavy police and army deployment was seen all over the country.

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