The Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authority and State Enterprises (Cosase) has summoned former Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Executive Director Jennifer Musisi to explain how the authority spent over Shs19 billion on legal costs.
The Auditor General in his 2016/2017 report, raised concerns on how KCCA had spent the money on over 30 cases within three years.
According to Cosase chairperson Mubarak Munyagwa, some of these costs could have been avoided had KCCA decided to settle the conflicts outside court.
Musisi was summoned to appear at a yet unannounced date after KCCA acting executive director, Andrew Kitaka, acting legal director Caleb Mugisha and other officials failed to satisfy Cosase in their explanations on Tuesday.
For example, Munyagwa said, KCCA was compelled to pay Shs800 after losing a case against a local daily for refusing to pay for adverts. Musisi then allegedly refused to pay for the adverts saying that her office was not consulted.
He said; “The country has lost a lot of money yet some of these cases could have been avoided, We are summoning Jennifer Musisi to answer to these charges and she will respond to all of them when she appears.”
Musisi is currently serves as a City Leader in Residence for the Bloomberg Havard City Leadership Initiative after quitting her position as KCCA ED.
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