The last three and a half years we have brought a series of changes that are impacting constituceny and district. These have improved the physical conditions in the city and also brought hope and higher expectations in Ugandans.
In 2014, we reaffirmed our commitment to transforming Kampala into a vibrant, attractive and sustainable city; that will bring pride to us as residents, pleasure to our guests and unwavering hope to the future generation.
In the last year, KCCA received over 21 local and international awards including the EALASCA Overall Sports Championship Award, volleyball, football, Best Government Agency Award at the 2014 World Savers Excellence Awards, the “Best Quality Leadership Award” in Las Vegas USA and The New Era Award For Technology, Innovation and Quality Award in Rome Italy, Best Government Agency on Social Media, Chief Information Officer from Naivasha, Kenya, among others.
This level of success is due to the commitment and hard work of the KCCA technical and political teams on the one hand as well as contributions from City users and our various partners. Thank you, our stakeholders for contributing to our continuing success story, which provides inspiration, hope and transformation of Kampala.
We appreciate your contribution to the city revenue which funds our projects and service delivery. We have therefore made it easier for you to pay City Dues by setting up the e-Citie.
This is an exciting revenue management system which is making it easier for you to make payments to us. We are doing away with the bank queues and bulky payment documents by enabling you to pay KCCA using your mobile phone or Internet banking. Right now, you can pay your taxi monthly charges, development fees, yellow fever fees and starting 12th January 2015, trading license fees, hotel tax and later on property rates using e-Citie. We aim at zero cash transactions by the end of this year to ensure the direct remittance of 100% of our collections into our revenue accounts in Bank of Uganda.
In the last 3 years our revenue collections have grown from 30bn to 71bn (a growth of 132%) and still growing!
KCCA is continuing to improve health service delivery in the City with over 295,000 outpatients, 13,247 deliveries and over 29,000 antenatal care visits in our health facilities last year. Upgrading of Kawempe and Kiruddu Hospitals with the support of African Development Bank is on schedule and completion is expected this year. The two hospitals will increase our inpatient capacity by over 400 beds. Construction of a maternity ward at Kitebi Health Center was completed as well as a Renal Unit at Kisenyi Health Center. We also have five state of the art dental units in each of the five Divisions.