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Scenes from the Kampala City Festival in the past. Courtesy photo

KCCA Suspends Annual Carnival, Money to be Used on Service Delivery

According to the KCCA boss, the money, about Shs500m which is usually splashed on the three day entertainment will be used on development projects
posted onSeptember 12, 2018
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By Kampala Post Reporter 

KAMPALA. The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) executive director, Ms Jennifer Musisi has suspended the annual city festival.

According to the KCCA boss, the money, about Shs500m which is usually splashed on the three day entertainment will be used on development projects.

This was revealed on Wednesday by Ms Musisi who said that it doesn't make sense to spend money on entertainment yet services in the city are poor. This contravenes her earlier statements last year when she said it is important to spare some money and time to celebrate the city through the carnival.

Ms Musisi said that the carnival consumes about Shs500 million in organizing the festival.

According to Musisi, the management has realised if the money is spent on improving service delivery in schools and hospitals, it would be better.

 About the festival

This year’s festival was supposed to be the 7th, branded by KCCA as the biggest street party in East Africa was becoming a signature brand that drew multitudes to Kampala every October to celebrate culture, unity and social life.

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