Immaterial to spend Ugx500m

The event

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has cancelled the 2018 city festival that had been scheduled for October 5 to 7, 2018.

Analysis

While addressing journalists at City Hall on 12th September, 2018, Jennifer Musis, the KCCA Executive Director said in a statement that the 2018 city festival is cancelled. “We find it immaterial to spend over Ugx500m on entertainment,” noted Jennifer.

There are priorities that need to be fixed in the city. Drainage, street lighting, health and education are still huge challenges. Thanks to KCCA’s decision to divert the Ugx1.9b collected from partners to use it for the greater good of the greater majority. The money will instead be used for renovating schools under KCCA program.

The money will be used to remove asbestos roofs from six City primary schools; Bat Valley P/S, Katwe Martyrs P/S, Nakivubo Blue P/S, Nakivubo Settlement P/S, Mengo P/S and Kibuli Demonstration P/S.

However, according to insider sources, the festival has been cancelled due to the current security threats in the city. Sources say that KCCA found it easier to have the festival not happen than risk the lives of masses.

Outlook

With the increasing pressures on government funds and shifting priorities of government, we see the festival being completely scrapped off.

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