Today afternoon the minister for kampala appointed Eng Andrew Kitaka as an interim Executive Director of the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) in place of Jennifer Musisi who formally left the office on December 15. Kitaka has been working as the director of engineering and technical services under the leadership of Jenifer Musisi.
Kamya revealed that Kitaka’s appointment is meant to avoid any leadership vacuum and ensure continuity at the authority that is gripped by uncertainty.
Kamya will recommend two candidates and President Museveni will name one of them as Musisi’s successor and Kitaka’s name might be one of the two.
According to his profile from KCCA, Andrew Kitaka holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Makerere University and a Master’s degree in Road and Transportation Engineering from IHE/Delt University in the Netherlands.
Mr Kitaka attended Kings College Buddo and Namilyango College for his O and A level, respectively.
He is a registered engineer with the Engineer’s Registration Board (ERB) of Uganda and is a member of the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE).
He was on the government delegation to Bogota, Colombia in 2008 to study the state of the art rapid bus transit system for possible implementation in greater Kampala in a bid to alleviate traffic congestion in the city.
He began his engineering career in the private sector with Kagga & Partners Consulting Engineers before he joined public service, working as a projects engineer at the Road Agency Formation Unit (RAFU) at the Ministry of Works.
He later joined the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) but later joined the European Union to work as an operations officer in charge of roads infrastructure.
When government re-branded the Kampala City Council (KCC) to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Mr Kitaka was appointed the first director of engineering and technical services, a position he has held to date.