PUBLISHED — 27th, November 2023

In an address to enforcement officers, the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Director of Legal Affairs Frank Rusa has emphasized the crucial role these officers play in implementing government programs and maintaining law and order in the city.

Addressing the officers on Monday morning, Rusa underscored their importance in shaping Kampala's image and being the face of the city.

"When the public talks about KCCA, they talk about you because you are the face of Kampala. When you do well, we win; when you do bad, we are in trouble," he remarked.

Rusa began his address by highlighting the significance of law enforcement operations, emphasizing that every action taken by the officers must be grounded in the law. He outlined the various regulations governing KCCA, covering areas such as markets, abattoirs, bars, and trade order.

As KCCA implements government programs aimed at elevating Uganda to a middle-income status, Rusa stressed the need for enforcement officers to understand and support the government's vision.

He encouraged them to treat citizens with respect while implementing the law, cautioning against high-handedness.

Rusa assured the officers of support and protection as long as they operated within the confines of the law.

"I'll defend you as long as you are doing right and on the side of the law. Do your work within the law," he affirmed.

With the upcoming None-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit where Kampala is the host, Rusa highlighted the officers' significant role in ensuring the success of the event. However, he cautioned against indiscipline, emphasizing the importance of maintaining discipline to avoid problems.

In the context of ongoing efforts to develop a Law Enforcement Ordinance, Rusa emphasized the commitment to ensuring a systematic and lawful approach to enforcement operations. This initiative aligns with KCCA's dedication to upholding the law while contributing to the overall success of government initiatives.​

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