Ministry of Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs
Ministry of Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs was established under Article 5(4) of the constitution of the Republic of Uganda, 1995 and was rationalized and Operationalized by an act of Parliament (KCC amendment Act 2020 as amended) with a vision to provide efficient and all-inclusive service delivery in cities and Metropolitan Areas.
The Ministry is in charge of ensuring policy, coordinating development, providing suitable physical planning and overseeing the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA) that covers the jurisdiction of Kampala Capital City Authority and parts of Wakiso, Mukono and Mpigi districts and their respective urban authorities of Nansana, Kira, Makindye-Ssabagabo, Mukono and Entebbe.
Our Vision is “Efficient and all-inclusive service delivery in cities and Metropolitan Area”.
The Mission is “To ensure inclusive policy oversight and delivery of integrated quality urban services to the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area”.
- To coordinate formulation of policies for all-inclusive and sustainable transformation of a Kampala Capital City and the Metropolitan Area
- To coordinate and implement Local Economic Development in the greater Kampala Area
- To ensure equitable and all-inclusive government policies, program and projects are adequately monitored and evaluated for sustainable development in the Greater Kampala Area
- To facilitate organized land use management and spatial planning for sustainable inclusive urban development in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area
MANDATE FOR MoKCC&MA
Our Mandate is derived from Art. 5(4) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda; Kampala Capital City Amendment Act 2022; sections 21 and 79, which gives the Ministry mandate to coordinate Physical Planning in Kampala Metropolitan Area in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Development. In addition, in March 2020 under Cabinet extract Min. 132(CT 2020) Greater Kampala Economic Development Strategy was approved for implementation under the Ministry of Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs”.
THE MINISTRY IS ALSO MANDATED TO:
- Coordinate the development and provision of proper physical planning in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA) covering Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), Mpigi, Mukono and Wakiso Districts and their respective Urban Authorities of Nansana, Kira, Makindye-Ssabagabo, Mukono and Entebbe.
- Coordinate Local Economic Development, development of best policies, standards and plans that support implementation of Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area Economic Development Strategy.
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE FOR MoKCC&MA
Politically, the structure has one Minister who gives the overall political guidance and direction.
The cabinet minister is supported by one state minister for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs Hon. Kabuye Kyofatogabye
The Under-Secretary Mrs. Edemachu Monica Ejua is the Accounting Officer, The Permanent Secretary for office of the president Hajji Yunus Kakande is the overall Chief Executive Officer of the MoKCC&MA and Office of the presidency and he is the Information Officer as provided for in the Access to Information Act, 2005.
DEPARTMENTS- IN MOKCC&MA
The Department of Physical Planning is responsible for policy making, standard setting, physical and spatial planning, regulation, coordination, inspection, monitoring and back-up technical support relating to physical and spatial planning in GKMA. It has two critical units namely;
- Physical Planning unit.
The major aim of this unit is to attain an orderly, progressive and sustainable physical and spatial planning, coordination of integrated urban development planning in GKMA for enhanced development.
- Coordination and Economic Development Unit.
The major aim of this unit is to ensure integrated planning, designing, coordination and implementation of economic development strategies in GKMA, setting up and managing projects and their budgets.
- DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION (F&A)
The Department is headed by an Under Secretary and made up of seven organizational units namely; Administration, Accounts, Human Resource Policy Analysis Unit, ICT, Internal Audit, Procurement Unit. The operations of the office of the cabinet and state Ministers, and Under secretary are funded through this department.
The Department has overall responsibility for the following functions in the Ministry, namely: Accounting, Administrative services, Human Resource, Internal Audit sservices, Supplies, Procurement matters, Lega and legislative affairs, Information technology and Communication (ICT) among others.
policy and planning unit. The policy and planning unit is also under this department and it is responsible for strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes, quality standards assurance, and coordinating the training function in the Ministry.
•Ensuring policy and oversight role in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area.
•Coordinating the development of the Physical Development Plan for Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area;
•Harmonizing planning issues and addressing physical development challenges within Kampala Capital City and the neighboring districts and municipalities within GKMA;
•Planning and coordinating the development of major transportation, infrastructure and other utilities in conjunction with other relevant bodies;
•Coordinating the implementation of the Greater Kampala Economic Development Strategy;
•To coordinate formulation of policies for all-inclusive and sustainable transformation of a cities and Metropolitan Areas
•To coordinate the implementation of Economic Development in the cities and Metropolitan Area
•To ensure equitable and all -inclusive government policies, program and projects are adequately monitored and evaluated for sustainable development in Kampala Capital city and Metropolitan Area.