By Damali Mukhaye:
The Kampala Lord Mayor, Mr Erias Lukwago yesterday abandoned chairing of council meeting at City Hall over his unpaid Shs 563m salary arrears which he has been demanding since he was sworn in June last year.
The Lord Mayor’s decision of not attending council followed KCCA Executive Director, Ms Jennifer Musisi’s affidavit which she submitted in court against his demand of salary arrears.
According to the affidavit which was filed in court on June 14 2017, Musisi contends that it would be illegal to Pay Lukwago’s salary arrears yet there is an impending appeal against Justice Mugambe’s ruling and Attorney General’s previous explanation as to why he can’t be paid.
However, Mr Lukwago tells kfm that it was irrelevant for him to chair council meetings over collision of interest asserting that since Council previously resolved that his salary arrears be paid because, Musisi is just trying to make the elected leaders irrelevant.