We shall tell KCCA’s stories over and over again without chronology, as befits the accounts of how we conceive them. And, they are not relative to the mandate, mission and vision as all must be weighed in and aligned with their own job descriptions, bureau, time and staff accounts.
The trendy mystery at the Authority, like most of you will read in our subsequent series on this mighty website, has no formation but just a whole big mess and a rotten executive of time where negligence of duties, abuse of office, nepotism, discriminatory selection of staff and irregular recruitment, and staff submission to the Public Service Commission (PSC) is, but dependent on a ‘who knows you’ or ‘Technical know who’ philosophy, something that spells doom for not only the Authority but the entire staff at KCCA and the City.
What is the point being made here? Is KCCA not walking and talking the role as envisioned and missioned by the brains that instituted the Authority as the legal entity, established by the Ugandan Parliament responsible for the operations of the capital city of Uganda! 12 years ago in 2011, the Authority was established replacing the Kampala City Council (KCC).
The entity was set out to be a vibrant, attractive and sustainable City, whose mission could be to deliver quality services to Kampalans with excellence, integrity, innovativeness, teamwork and client care as core values. So, what has gone wrong especially with the current Executive Director? Because it’s a serialized article, today we shall tackle the not being the ‘Integrity’ issue with respect paid by a whistleblower, Uncle unknown opining: “KCCA has no direction on recruitment.”
A letter which This website has, gripped in our palms, is referenced: WHISTLEBLOWING ON IRREGULAR RECRUITMENT AND STAFF SUBMISIONS TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISION BY KAMPALA CAPITAL CITY AURTHORITY (KCCA). It was written on 10th February 2023, and whose receipt was acknowledged by Public Service Commission Secretary. It gives details with concern that there are irregularities in the process of hiring staff at KCCA.
That KCCA top executives have made it a point to hand pick and submit persons in positions at KCCA to the detriment of existing staff, the qualifying public, and denting the image of the PSC and the government of Uganda. It’s therefore possible that, elsewhere in the space, there’s an officer or more, serving in positions in the KCCA directorates where their appointment doesn’t go well as per the Public Service Commission procedure.
And as it is, the whistleblower that is very much concerned chooses to put to the same to the fore and, if the relevant authorities don’t act, the other way round is to have the matter in courts of law. “I now address the PSC well knowing it has the capacity to undertake the right actions in the recruitment of public servants or be sued where it acts otherwise.” Reads part of the letter.
In continuation, the whistleblower premises his/her opinion on the irregular, selective and highly questionable submissions of persons like, Birungi Stanislaus, the Manager Human Resource Operations, and, Tumuhimbise Hellen as manager Procurement and Disposal Unit (PDU). That the latter had applied for the role of head PDU and was not successful and that she had forged academic documents as was confirmed by Makerere University.
Other cases like Manager Land Management Unit in the ED’s office, Kasule Nathan (nephew to ED), Gabula Emmanuel, Manager Park User Fees and Collection, also Supervisor Project Coordination Department of Strategy and Business Development in the Revenue Directorate (is brother to ED), Karungi Adolf, Supervisor Projects among others, are cases of nepotism at the authority by the top directors.
So, the whistleblower letter, also copied to the Speaker of Parliament, Prime Minister, the IG, Minister Public Service, Lord Mayor Kampala, Minister Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs, Speaker Kampala, ED Kampala, Chair PSC, Director State House Anti-Corruption Unit, ED Equal Opportunities Commission and Chairman General NOTU, gives details of abuse of office, irregular, selective and corrupt recruitment and submission of persons at KCCA as part of the rotten Authority dealings. To be continued…
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