In a bid to facilitate communication between the authority and the people of Kampala, the KCCA executive director Dorothy Kisaka has today launched a new telephone line dubbed ED connect.
The new telephone line launched by the executive director aimed at easing communication will be received by the KCCA director or her handlers to answer all the queries raised by people in Kampala with quick response expected to be made to those who raise any issues to the authority.
As she marks her first 100 days on office at KCCA Kisaka mentioned that though there are several achievements registered like, trade order, beatification of the city, branding of the authority, improved staffing and service delivery in Kampala metropolitan there still challenges to be addressed to make Kampala a better city for everyone.
Among the challenges raised by the director range from, traffic congestion, poor sanitation and hygiene, poor planning, low facilities to help clean up the city like garbage trucks among others.
In the next financial year, the authority will be receiving a budget cut of Ugx. 400 billion from the Ugx.500 billion and according to the director, this is inadequate funding for the authority to ably run business in Kampala.
Kisaka further calls for 10% off the national budget to be allocated to KCCA since it contributes highly to the country’s incomes in terms of tax collection.
If they are given 10% of the national budget, then they will be able to smoothly run most of the planned programs among them, improving slums, drainage and sewerage system, road network rehabilitation, health and education among others which will give Kampala a new face look.
Kampala’s population is now estimated at over 3.2 million people during the day which is cut down to almost half during night since most of the city dwellers don’t reside in the city.