Kampala Capital City (KCCA) is rebranding into a corporate organisation with a new log and colours, the city's executive director Jennifer Musisi has announced. Musisi said a function will be held on November 29 in Kampala to mark the rebranding of the city from Kampala City Council (KCC) to KCCA.
She said with the rebranding, KCCA will operate, like any other corporate body in the country such as Uganda Revenue Authority (URA). "The KCCA Act replaced KCC with KCCA. Since then, we became a corporate entity with a corporate strategy of executing our duties," Musisi said. But contrary with other corporate bodies, she said, KCCA retained a team of politicians to act as policy makers.
Musisi made the remarks during an exclusive interview with the New Vision at her offices in Kampala. She said the body has secured a new team of staff and a financial system to help it in executing its duties. Musisi said, "As a cooperate body; we must work to improve service delivery, planning and implementation of development programmes in the city."
She added that prior to the rebranding function; a chain of activities have been carried out including capacity building. The activities, she said, were sponsored by the World Bank. "The rebranding exercise will make the city dwellers forget all about the negative image of the defunct KCC. KCCA is going to be a modern, attractive city, running at a rocket speed," she added.
The rebranding comes at the time of serious changes in the city spearheaded by KCCA. They include demolition of illegal structures, eviction of street vendors and rehabilitation of taxi parks. The executive director also defended huge salaries for the city employees, saying they were intended to deter them from corruption and keep their moral high.