Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) on Wednesday announced the cancellation of its annual festival dubbed Kampala City festival.
Kampala City festival, which has been happening since 2012, was scheduled for October 5th -7th.
KCCA Executive Director Jeniffer Musisi told reporters in Kampala that the annual event which is aimed at celebrating the city and Uganda's rich culture won't happen this year.
Why the cancellation?
KCCA says instead of utilizing the mammoth contributions for Kampala City Festival administrative costs, it decided, together with stakeholders, to dedicate all of the financial sponsorships to CSR causes.
The authority will use the contributions to further improve City Universal Primary Education (UPE) schools in Kampala.
It will focus on removing the residual asbestos roofs and replace them with iron sheets -- this is expected to cost UGX1.9bn.
The financial sponsorships will aid the authority to construct a maternity ward at KCCA Kiswa Health Centre in Nakawa Division.
If "funds allow", the authority will cover many of its health centres which currently handle over 400 deliveries a week.
KCCA said on Wednesday that payments made by traders for street trading spaces will be refunded on production of proof of payment.