KCCA denies park yard evictions, MP Kasibante told to bring evidence
The executive director of KCCA, Jenifer Musisi has today denied the allegations that Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) evicted over ten thousand vendors from the Park yard Market early this year. The revelation was made during a committee meeting between the committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises COSASE and the Authority over the Auditor General’s report of financial year 2013/14.
Ms. Musisi told the committee that while the market was within the Kampala area, no revenues had been collected from the occupants since the Authority became KCCA from KCC because it was an illegal market. The Executive director after her appointment in 2011 had explicitly instructed the revenue office to halt collections from the market as it would be aiding and abetting an illegality. The only involvement the Authority claims to have had in the matter of the Nakivubo War memorial stadium development was approving the plans.
The Land on which the market stood is owned by the trustees of the Makivubo War Memorial Stadium and are the ones who made the decision to evict the tenants and not KCCA the committee heard. MP Kasibante, however insisted that KCCA indeed had continued to collect revenues even after KCC. He asked ‘why was KCCA collecting the revenue from the market if it was illegal?’ The Rubaga North Representative told the committee that he had evidence to that effect and would adduce it to the committee in due time.
Ms Musisi added that in 2014, three companies; Land (U) Ltd, Bestin (U) Ltd, and Ntelefune (U) Ltd, were chosen Board of Trustees to redevelop the stadium and not KCCA. However, the contract is still on the redevelopment is still pending in court.
Hon Katuntu, chimed in and asked Honourable Kasibante to stop with the allegations and bring the evidence he has before the committee and KCCA before a ruling on the matter is taken.