Opposition lines up team to discuss Lukwago’s return with govt

The Leader of Opposition in Parliament Wafula Oguttu holds a private meeting with Lord Mayor Eriasi Lukwago at Parliament in an attempt to harmonize positions as they seek negotiations with government to reinstate him in office.

Previous negotiations between government led by Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi and the opposition led by former Leader of opposition Nathan Nandala Mafabi collapsed as the two groups could not agree on the agenda.

Last week Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda agreed to MPs demands to have Lukwago reinstated by February next year in order to restore sanity at KCCA and enable resumption of Authority meetings which have not been held for over a year.

Rugunda also agreed to hold what he called honest and calm negotiations with the opposition to see how they can resolve the political crisis at City hall.

In the latest meeting Wafula and Lukwago, reportedly agreed on the team to the negotiations and the demands some of which include payment of all Lukwago’s salary arrears.

Addressing journalists at parliament, Wafula declined to reveal the names of persons assembled for the negotiations although he insists that the crisis at City Hall must be resolved politically.

However KCCA executive Director Jenifer Musisi denies knowledge of negotiations to have Lukwago back at City hall by February next year.This in an address to journalists at City hall.

Story by

Ronald Muhinda

December 24 2014