7 people have written to the acting ED, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Andrew Kitaka to vacate office.
Dan Lubowa Sserunjogi, Angel Lubowa, Richard Kiiza, Hakim Ssemakula, Asadu Lutale, Clarence Hafashimana and Vincent Ssenono through their lawyers of Kirya and Company Advocates contend when the former KCCA executive director, Jennifer Musisi Ssemakula resigned on December 15, 2018.
“We further notify you that acting appointments as done in public service do not apply indefinitely and any such act is illegal and unlawful,” reads the notice in part.
“Provide an inventory of all contracts, expenditures and any related activities done in your ‘acting’ capacity”, the notice reads.
The petitioners have given Kitaka five working days to refund all the money he has received as salary or emoluments for the period he has served beyond the mandatory six months for one to be working in ‘acting’ position or else they institute a civil suit against him.
Last week, KCCA councillors chased Kitaka from a council meeting. They cited a letter written by the chairperson of the Public Service Commission, Justice Ralph Ochan reminding minister Kamya that Kitaka’s tenure in ‘acting’ capacity had ended and it would most likely be challenged in court.
The development comes barely a week after the deputy head of the High court civil division, Justice Henrietta Wolayo ordered the police director in charge of engineering and logistics, Godfrey Bangirana to vacate office due to lack of a valid contract with the government.