The Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago has slammed the Kampala Ministry for asking politicians to seek clearance from Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) before running their campaign drives and displaying campaign posters.
Lukwago told journalists at City hall today afternoon that KCCA has no legal mandate to do so and asked the Ministers to withdraw their directives.
Last week, the State Minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs, Benny Namugwanya said any politician intending to carry out a drive in the city needs clearance from KCCA, which shall guide them on the routes to take; time and level of sound to use on their public address system.
The authority warned those who would defy the law and place posters in impermissible areas like road junctions, pathways, security installations and traffic signage.
However, Lukwago says KCCA has no mandate and should leave the work to the Electoral Commission which is in charge of electoral processes.
Lukwago says that KCCA would only have a say if it had an ordinance it is following adding that this is a political season and politicians should be left to put out their bids to the public in their electoral areas.