In a heated up debate on NBS TV morning show that saw Kampala minister Beti Kamya lock horns with Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze about government’s intended move to merge Mukono and Kampala, Nambooze described the move a ‘village mentality.’
“We don’t need to expand Kampala, we need to redistribute property, take back the capital to Entebbe, and the industries back to Jinja. We should end this village mentality that everything good should be in Kampala,” Nambooze stated.
According to Nambooze, government pretends to be acting within the law but yet their intention is to suppress people.
What we have is a cocktail of the devil’s incompetent policies to create a bigger confusion. These people are using these laws and policies to take over the city; their other agenda is be able to get free land to give to foreign investors”, Nambooze explained.
“The type of Kampala we want is one for the people. We’re thinking about ethical development, not just growth but the moral part of the development”, she stated.
In the recent revamped battle for the expansion of Kampala, Kampala Minister Hon. Beti Kamya has told faultfinders to stop individualizing the move because she took over office when the bill had already been tabled before parliament. The proposed changes in the KCCA Act 2010 Amendment Bill are part of plans to expand Kampala’s borders to Wakiso, Mukono and Wakiso suburbs.
“I found this bill in parliament, it’s dated 2015, it was presented by Hon. Frank Tumwebaze in the 9th parliament, and I just inherited it,” Hon. Kamya stated.
“This bill was submitted to parliament in 2015, a lot of work was done and when I came I just added to it. When we came to office, we proposed further amendment of this bill,” she added.
Kamya also revealed that the expansion has nothing to do with politics but rather an intended development strategy that will benefit the entire public.
“This isn’t about boundaries and territories; it’s about common interests in user facilities like taxes, infrastructure and even non-material things,” Kamya explained