City Businessman Basajjabalaba Names Kayihura, Lukwago Over Contract
A city businessman, Hassan Basajjabalaba has petitioned a parliamentary committee, seeking reprieve against a contract he entered into with Kampala Capital City Council (KCCA)
Basajjabalaba, who met with MPs on the Presidential Affairs committee on November 16, 2016, explained that under his company, Basajjabalaba Hides and Skin Company Limited, was granted a sub-lease by KCCA in 2001 for a period of 49 years. This was to manage and run the Lufula Kampala City Abattoir located on Plots 1, 2 and 5, Old Portbell road.
The businessman said his company’s management of the abattoir was cut short on December 23rd 2011, after a group of people, under the City Abattoir Traders Development Association, forcefully took over management of the abattoir.
“These persons, with the backing of the Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago and some senior police officers illegally and forcefully took over the abattoir and began collecting revenue,” Basajjabalaba explained.
Basajjabalaba said even a court order restraining the illegal occupation of the abattoir was in vain, prompting him to approach President Yoweri Museveni.
He however states that instead, the police under the watchful eye of the IGP, has since deployed heavily at the abattoir to protect the illegal occupants.
He said he has lost close to Shs 19 billion in revenue collection since 2011 and now wants the contract to be formally terminated and management handed back to KCCA. The committee resolved to summon officials from KCCA, Lord Mayor and the IGP to respond to the queries.