Jennifer Musisi Ssemakula will hand over the office of the executive director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) in mid-December 2018.
Appointed in 2011, Musisi will leave KCCA after being at the helm of the capital city’s helm for seven years.
And if anyone is disappointed with Musisi’s ‘untimely’ exit, then that person must be three-decade president Yoweri Museveni.
On October 15, Musisi wrote to Museveni telling him she was resigning.
Museveni appointed Musisi with the veiled plot to ‘rid the city of the opposition’ – Dr Kizza Besigye, his fiercest challenger, and Erias Lukwago, have always defeated him and his party candidates in city election, and their protests had become a headache.
Since choosing Musisi, Museveni has always showered his blue-eyed lady with praises.
The Tower Post’s Archives Desk has been looking back at some of the statements Museveni made in praise of Musisi.
When Museveni Praised Jennifer Musisi
“Kampala was disorganised and was a centre of dirt and theft but she [Musisi] has cleaned the drainages already… for the short time this woman has been there, you have all seen the work for the short time this woman has been there, you have all seen the work,” said Museveni while addressing the thirteenth National Prayer Breakfast in Parliament in October 2011
“She has constructed roads, cleared the water channels and manned garbage which had been Kampala’s problem for decades. It seems while exercising her duties, Musisi is making some people distressed, I will sort out your issues,” said Museveni while addressing a rally at Kapeke village in Nama sub-county in Mukono district after launching a power line in Mukono district in September 2015.
“Musisi came to rescue the situation of the City that had got out of hands of the Local Government who had failed to manage its cleanliness, potholes and public health for 25 years,” Museveni said while speaking to business community leaders at State House, Entebbe in February 2016
“I have appointed this woman Musisi to clear up the mess that has been caused by the opposition in Kampala city management for decades, and you people should just wait and see what she is going to do. This woman helped me clean up URA which was dogged by corruption, and it is going to be a matter of time before this mess in Kampala becomes history,” Museveni said at Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi’s thanksgiving ceremony at Kkindu grounds in Kyanamukaka, Masaka in December 2016.