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KAMPALA CAPITAL CITY ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

   1.   Commencement.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
DECLARATION AND BOUNDARIES OF KAMPALA AS CAPITAL CITY AND DELINEATION OF ITS BOUNDARY.

   3.   Declaration of Kampala as Capital City.

   4.   Boundary of Capital City.

PART III
GOVERNANCE OF KAMPALA CAPITAL CITY.

   5.   Kampala Capital City Authority.

   6.   Composition of Authority.

   7.   Functions of Authority.

   8.   Legislative powers of Authority.

   9.   Lord Mayor.

   10.   Qualifications of Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor.

   11.   Functions of Lord Mayor.

   12.   Vacation of office of Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor.

   13.   Election of councillors.

   14.   Removal of councillors.

   15.   Meetings of the Authority.

   16.   Standing committees of the Authority.

   17.   Executive director.

   18.   Removal of executive director.

   19.   Functions of executive director.

   20.   Lower urban councils of the Authority.

PART IV
METROPOLITAN PHYSICAL PLANNING AUTHORITY.

   21.   Metropolitan Physical Planning Authority.

   22.   Functions of the Metropolitan Physical Planning Authority.

PART V
DIRECTORATES AND STAFF OF THE AUTHORITY.

   23.   Deputy executive director.

   24.   Directorates.

   25.   Provisions governing staff of the Authority.

   26.   Metropolitan police.

PART VI
LOWER URBAN COUNCILS.

Division Urban Councils

   27.   Composition of division urban councils.

   28.   Mayor and deputy mayor.

   29.   Functions of mayor.

   30.   Management of division urban councils.

   31.   Division town clerk.

   32.   Removal of mayor or deputy mayor of division.

   33.   Legislative powers of division urban council.

   34.   Powers of Authority over division urban councils.

   35.   Functions which may be devolved to division urban councils.

   36.   Departments of division urban councils.

   37.   Technical assistance to division urban councils.

Ward Councils

   38.   Composition of ward urban councils.

   39.   Management of ward division urban councils.

Village Urban Councils and Street Committees

   40.   Composition of village urban council.

   41.   Composition of street committee.

   42.   Performance of functions in absence of chairperson and vice chairperson

   43.   Service on part time basis.

   44.   Functions which may be devolved to village urban councils and street committees.

Meetings of Lower Urban Councils

   45.   Meetings of lower urban councils.

PART VII
PLANNING FUNCTIONS OF KAMPALA CAPITAL CITY.

   46.   Capital City planning.

   47.   Capital City technical planning committee.

   48.   Planning units.

PART VIII
FINANCIAL PROVISIONS.

   49.   Authority budgetary powers and procedure.

   50.   Power to levy taxes.

   51.   Financial year.

   52.   Appropriation of funds.

   53.   Grants to Authority.

   54.   Borrowing powers and acceptance of grants.

   55.   Consultation with other specialized agencies of government.

Accounts and Audit

   56.   Accounts.

   57.   Audit of accounts.

   58.   Capital City public accounts committee.

   59.   Removal of member of Capital City public accounts committee.

   60.   Internal audit.

Kampala Capital City Procurement and disposals

   61.   Capital City contracts committee.

   62.   Functions of Capital City contracts committee.

   63.   Procurement and disposal unit.

   64.   Regulation of procurement and disposing entities of the Authority.

   65.   Certain officers not to qualify to be members of contracts committee.

   66.   Reports of contracts committee.

   67.   Delegation of powers of contracts committee.

   68.   Sanctions under procurement and disposal Regulations.

   69.   Use of contracts committee other than the Capital City contracts committee.

   70.   Accountability and public procurement and disposal.

PART IX
RESIDENT CITY COMMISSIONER.

   71.   Resident City Commissioner.

   72.   Functions of the Resident City Commissioner.

   73.   Staff of office of Resident City Commissioner.

   74.   Removal of Resident City Commissioner.

PART X
GENERAL.

   75.   Member of Parliament or Minister not to hold office of Lord Mayor, Deputy Lord Mayor or councillors in the Capital City.

   76.   Tenure of office of Lord Mayor, Deputy Lord Mayor and councillors of Authority, mayor and deputy mayor and Chairperson and councilors of lower urban councils and members of the street committees.

   77.   Remuneration of members of the Authority or committees.

PART XI
MISCELLANEOUS.

   78.   Application of other enactments.

   79.   Powers of Minister.

   80.   Accountability for public funds.

   81.   Protection against court action.

   82.   Regulations.

   83.   Amendment of Schedules.

   84.   Presidential, parliamentary and local government elections.

   85.   Transitional provisions.

 

      First Schedule   Currency point.

      Second Schedule   Boundaries of Kampala Capital city.

      Third Schedule   Part A   Functions and services for which Kampala Capital City Authority is responsible.

               Part B   Functions and services to be devolved by the Authority to division urban councils.

               Part C   Functions and services to be devolved by the Authority to village and urban councils and street committees.

      Fourth Schedule   Meetings of the Authority.

      Fifth Schedule   Part A   Directorates of Authority.

               Part B   Departments under division urban councils.

      Sixth Schedule   Unconditional Grant.

KAMPALA CAPITAL CITY ACT.

Commencement: 1 March, 2011.

   An Act to provide, in accordance with article 5 of the Constitution, for Kampala as the capital city of Uganda; to provide for the administration of Kampala by the Central Government; to provide for the territorial boundary of Kampala; to provide for the development of Kampala Capital City; to establish the Kampala Capital City Authority as the governing body of the city; to provide for the composition and election of members of the Authority; to provide for the removal of members from the Authority; to provide for the functions and powers of the Authority; to provide for the election and removal of the Lord Mayor and the Deputy Lord Mayor; to provide for the appointment, powers and functions of an executive director and deputy executive director of the Authority; to provide for lower urban councils under the Authority; to provide for the devolution by the Authority of functions and services; to provide for a Metropolitan Physical Planning Authority for Kampala and the adjacent districts; to provide for the power of the Minister to veto decisions of the Authority in certain circumstances and for related matters.

 

PART I
PRELIMINARY.

 

1.   Commencement.

   This Act shall come into force on a date appointed by the Minister by statutory instrument

 

2.   Interpretation.

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   "Authority" means the Kampala Capital City Authority established by section 5;

   "Capital City" means Kampala Capital City;

   "councilor" means a member of the Authority, a division urban council, ward urban council or a village urban council;

   "currency point" has the meaning assigned to it in the First Schedule;

   "Lord Mayor" means the Lord Mayor of Kampala Capital City;

   "lower urban council" means a division urban council, a ward urban council, a village urban council and a street committee within the Capital City;

   "mayor" means the Chairperson of a division urban council;

   "Metropolitan area" means the area of jurisdiction of the Authority together with the neighbouring districts of Mpigi, Wakiso including Mengo Municipality and Mukono;

   "Metropolitan Authority" means the Metropolitan Physical Planning Authority established by section 20;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for the Capital City.

 

PART II
DECLARATION OF KAMPALA AS CAPITAL CITY AND DELINEATION OF ITS BOUNDARY.

 

3.   Declaration of Kampala as capital city.

   (1) In accordance with article 5 of the Constitution, Kampala, located in Buganda, is declared the capital city of Uganda.

   (2) The Capital City shall, in accordance with article 5 of the Constitution be administered by the central government.

 

4.   Boundary of Capital City.

   (1) The territorial boundary of the Capital City shall be as delineated in the Second Schedule to this Act.

   (2) Upon the commencement of this Act, any entity that immediately before the commencement of this Act existed as a local government in the area delineated under subsection (1) shall cease to be a local government.

   (3) The Minister may, in consultation with the Authority and with the approval of Cabinet, establish divisions within the Capital City and alter the boundaries of those divisions.

   (4) The Minister may, in consultation with the Authority, establish within the Capital City, ward urban councils and village urban councils and may alter the boundaries of those councils.

 

PART III
GOVERNANCE OF KAMPALA CAPITAL CITY.

 

5.   Kampala Capital City Authority.

   (1) There shall be an Authority to be known as Kampala Capital City Authority.

   (2) The Authority shall be a body corporate with perpetual succession and may sue and be sued in its corporate name and do, enjoy or suffer anything that may be done, enjoyed or suffered by a body corporate.

   (3) The Authority is the governing body of the Capital City and shall administer the Capital City on behalf of the central government subject to this Act.

   (4) Any enactment that applies to a district shall, subject to this Act and with the necessary modifications, apply to the Authority.

 

6.   Composition of Authority.

   (1) The Authority shall consist of the following members—

   (a)   the Lord Mayor;

   (b)   the Deputy Lord Mayor;

   (c)   one councillor directly elected by secret ballot to represent each electoral area in the Capital City on the basis of universal adult suffrage;

   (d)   two councillors representing the youth, one of whom shall be female;

   (e)   two councillors with disability representing persons with disabilities, one of whom shall be female;

   (f)   women councillors forming one third of the Authority such that the councillors elected under paragraphs (c), (d) and (e) shall form two-thirds of the Authority;

   (g)   one councillor representing each of the following professional bodies—

      (i)   Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers;

      (ii)   Uganda Society of Architects;

      (iii)   Uganda Medical Association;

      (iv)   Uganda Law Society.

   (2) A person is not qualified to be a councillor unless he or she is a citizen of Uganda.

 

7.   Functions of Authority.

   (1) The functions of the Authority are—

   (a)   to initiate and formulate policy;

   (b)   to set service delivery standards;

   (c)   to determine taxation levels;

   (d)   to monitor the general administration and provision of services in the divisions;

   (e)   to enact legislation for the proper management of the Capital City;

   (f)   to promote economic development in the Capital City;

   (g)   to construct and maintain roads;

   (h)   to construct and maintain major drains;

   (i)   to install and maintain street lights;

   (j)   to organize and manage traffic;

   (k)   to carry out physical planning and development control;

   (l)   to monitor the delivery of services within its area of jurisdiction;

   (m)   to assist in the maintenance of law, order and security;

   (n)   to draw the attention of the divisions to any matter that attracts the concern or interest of the Authority;

   (o)   to mobilise the residents of the Capital City to undertake income generating activities and self-help community projects;

   (p)   to assist the City division in mobilising the residents to pay local taxes;

   (q)   to register the residents in their area of jurisdiction;

   (r)   to register births and deaths in their area of jurisdiction; and

   (s)   to perform any other function given to the Authority by the central government.

   (2) Notwithstanding anything in this Act the Authority shall in addition perform the functions and services prescribed in Parts A, B and C of the Third Schedule.

   (3) The Ministries responsible for health and environment shall oversee the public health and environment matters respectively in the Capital City.

   (4) The Ministry responsible for the administration of the Capital City shall supervise, guide, inspect, monitor and coordinate the governance activities of the Capital City in order to ensure compliance with this Act and any other law.

 

8.   Legislative powers of Authority.

   (1) The Authority shall have power to make ordinances of the Authority not inconsistent with the Constitution or any other law made by Parliament.

   (2) The power of the Authority to make ordinances shall be exercised by the passing of local bills into ordinances by the Authority and signed by the Lord Mayor.

   (3) A local bill passed by the Authority shall, before it is signed by the Lord Mayor, be forwarded to the Attorney General through the Minister to certify that the local bill is not inconsistent with the Constitution or any other law enacted by Parliament.

   (4) Where the Minister on the advice of the Attorney General is of the opinion that a bill for an ordinance contravenes or derogates from the Constitution or other law made by Parliament, he or she shall, within 90 days after receipt of the bill, return the bill with his or her comments to the Authority for modification or other appropriate action.

   (5) A bill enacted by the Authority and signed by the Lord Mayor under this section shall be an ordinance of the Authority and shall be published in the Gazette and in the local media.

   (6) Every member of the Authority has a right to introduce a bill for an ordinance in the Authority.

 

9.   Lord Mayor.

   (1) There shall be a Lord Mayor and a Deputy Lord Mayor of the Capital City.

   (2) The Lord Mayor shall be elected by universal adult suffrage through a secret ballot at an election organized by the Electoral Commission.

   (3) The Deputy Lord Mayor shall be appointed from among the members of the Authority by the Lord Mayor with the approval of the Authority.

   (4) The Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor shall serve on a full time basis.

 

10.   Qualifications of Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor.

   A person is not qualified to be elected as Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor unless he or she is qualified to be elected a member of Parliament.

 

11.   Functions of Lord Mayor.

   (1) The functions of the Lord Mayor are to—

   (a)   be the political head of the Capital City;

   (b)   preside over all meetings of the Authority;

   (c)   perform ceremonial functions and civic functions;

   (d)   host foreign and local dignitaries;

   (e)   head the Authority in developing strategies and programmes for the development of the Capital City;

   (f)   monitor the administration of the Capital City;

   (g)   provide guidance to the division administrations; and

   (h)   represent the Capital City on the Metropolitan Authority.

   (2) The Lord Mayor shall in the performance of his or her functions, be answerable to the Authority and the Minister.

   (3) The Deputy Lord Mayor shall assist the Lord Mayor in the performance of his or her functions and shall otherwise deputise for the Lord Mayor in his or her absence.

 

12.   Vacation of office of Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor.

   (1) The Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor may be removed from office by the Authority by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds majority of all the members of the Authority on any of the following grounds—

   (a)   abuse of office;

   (b)   incompetence;

   (c)   misconduct or misbehavior;

   (d)   physical and mental incapacity rendering him or her incapable of performing the duties of Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor;

   (e)   failure to convene two consecutive meetings of the Authority without reasonable cause; or

   (f)   corruption.

   (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1), the seat of the Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor shall fall vacant if—

   (a)   the holder resigns in writing addressed to the Minister;

   (b)   the holder commits a breach of the Leadership Code of Conduct and the punishment imposed includes the vacation of office;

   (c)   the holder accepts appointment to a public office;

   (d)   the holder is sentenced to death or to imprisonment exceeding six months without the option of a fine;

   (e)   the holder is convicted of an offence involving dishonesty or moral turpitude; or

   (f)   circumstances arise which disqualify the holder from occupying the office under any other law.

   (3) For the purposes of removing the Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor under subsection (1) other than under subsection (1)(d), a petition in writing signed by not less than one third of all the members of the Authority shall be submitted to the Minister—

   (a)   stating that the members intend to pass a resolution of the Authority to remove the Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor on any of the grounds set out in subsection (1);

   (b)   setting out the particulars of the charge supported by the necessary documents, where applicable, on which it is claimed that the conduct of the Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor be investigated for the purposes of his or her removal.

   (4) For the avoidance of doubt, where a petition has been submitted to the Minister under subsection (3), a person shall not withdraw his or her signature supporting the petition.

   (5) The Minister shall evaluate the petition in consultation with the Attorney General and if satisfied that there are sufficient grounds for doing so, shall, within 21 days after receipt of the petition, constitute a tribunal consisting of a Judge of the High Court or a person qualified to be appointed a Judge of the High Court, as chairperson and two other persons all of whom shall be appointed by the Minister in consultation with the Chief Justice, to investigate the allegations.

   (6) A person shall not be eligible for appointment as member of the tribunal unless that person—

   (a)   is of high moral character and proven integrity; and

   (b)   possesses considerable experience and demonstrated competence and is of high calibre in the conduct of public affairs.

   (7) The Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor is entitled to appear at the proceedings of the tribunal and to be represented by a lawyer or other expert or person of his or her choice.

   (8) If the tribunal determines that there is a prima facie case for the removal of the Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor under subsection (1) other than subsection (1)(d), then if the Authority passes the resolution supported by the votes of not less than two- thirds of all members of the Authority, the Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor shall cease to hold office.

   (9) For the purposes of the removal of the Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor on grounds of physical or mental incapacity under subsection (1)(d), there shall be submitted to the Minister, a petition in writing signed by not less than one-third of all the members of the Authority—

   (a)   stating that they intend to pass a resolution of the Authority for the removal of the Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor from office on grounds of physical or mental incapacity; and

   (b)   giving particulars of the alleged incapacity.

   (10) The Minister shall, within seven days after receipt of a petition under subsection (9), cause a copy to be transmitted to the Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor and the Chief Justice.

   (11) The Chief Justice shall, within seven days after receipt of the notice transmitted under subsection (10) and in consultation with the Medical Council, constitute a medical board comprising three qualified medical specialists to examine the Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor in respect of the alleged incapacity and to report its findings to the Minister.

   (12) Upon the constitution of the medical board under subsection (11), the Chief Justice shall, within seven days, inform the relevant Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor accordingly.

   (13) The medical board shall examine the Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor within 14 days after the Chief Justice has informed the relevant Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor of the constitution of the medical board.

   (14) The Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor shall submit himself or herself to the medical board for examination on a day and time determined by the medical board.

   (15) If the medical board determines that the relevant Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor is, by reason of physical or mental incapacity unable to perform the functions of the office of Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor and the Authority passes the resolution for his or her removal supported by the votes of not less than two- thirds of all the members of the Authority, the Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor shall cease to hold office.

   (16) If the medical board, after the expiration of the period of 14 days referred to in subsection (13), reports that the relevant Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor has failed or refused to submit himself or herself to the medical board and the Authority passes the resolution for his or her removal supported by the votes of not less than two-thirds of all the members of the Authority, the Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor shall cease to hold office.

   (17) The Minister shall convene the Authority within 14 days after the receipt of the report of the tribunal or medical board.

   (18) The motion for a resolution for the removal of the Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor shall be moved in the Authority within 14 days after the receipt by the Minister of the report of the tribunal or the medical board, failure of which shall render the resolution time barred.

   (19) The Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor is entitled to appear in person and be heard during the proceedings of the Authority relating to the motion for a resolution under this section or to appear by an advocate or other expert of his or her choice.

   (20) A person who is removed as Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor may appeal to the High Court within 21 days after the decision is communicated to him or her and the High Court may confirm or revoke the decision to remove him or her and make any order that the court considers just in the matter.

   (21) The expenses of the tribunal and the medical board shall be met by the Authority.

 

13.   Election of councillors.

   (1) The Electoral Commission shall demarcate the electoral areas for the election of councillors to be directly elected under section 6(1)(c) and (f).

   (2) The Local Governments Act shall, with the necessary modifications, apply to the election of councillors under this Act.

   (3) The election of the representatives of professional bodies in section 6(1)(g) shall be in accordance with regulations made by the Minister in consultation with the Electoral Commission.

 

14.   Removal of councillors.

   The procedure for removal a councillor in the Local Government Act shall apply to the removal of councillor under the Kampala City Council Authority.

 

15.   Meetings of the Authority.

   The Fourth Schedule has effect in relation to meetings of the Authority and other matters provided for in that Schedule.

 

16.   Standing committees of the Authority.

   (1) The Authority shall appoint standing committees not exceeding the number of directorates of the Authority and other committees necessary for the efficient discharge of its functions.

   (2) A committee appointed under subsection (1) shall consist of a chairperson and such other members of the Authority as the Authority may determine.

   (3) The functions of a standing committee are—

   (a) to oversee the performance of directorates;

   (b)   to receive and approve quarterly and annual work plans of directorates;

   (c)   to make reports to the Authority on a quarterly and annual basis on the performance of the directorates;

   (d)   to review bills for ordinances within their respective areas of competence;

   (e)   to report to the council on their functions;

   (f)   to receive, scrutinise and recommend to the Authority proposals for the budget of the departments of the Authority.

   (4) In the exercise of its functions under this section, a standing committee may co-opt any member of the Authority or any qualified person to assist it in the discharge of its functions.

   (5) Members of a committee appointed under this section may be paid such allowances as the Authority may, with the approval of the Minister, determine.

   (6) Councillors shall, for the purposes of subsections (1) and (2) be elected to a standing committee and the election shall be by resolution supported by a simple majority of councillors.

   (7) The Authority may, in the manner prescribed under subsection (6) change the membership of a standing committee.

   (8) A member of a standing committee shall hold office for one year and is eligible for re-election.

 

17.   Executive director.

   (1) There shall be an executive director who shall be the chief executive of the Authority.

   (2) The executive director shall be appointed by the President on the advice of the Public Service Commission.

   (3) A person shall qualify to be appointed executive director if he or she is of high moral character and proven integrity, and is qualified to be appointed a Permanent Secretary in a Government Ministry.

 

18.   Removal of executive director.

   The executive director may be removed by the President, acting on the advice of the Public Service Commission for—

   (a)   inability to perform the functions of his or her office arising from infirmity of body or mind;

   (b)   misbehavior or misconduct;

   (c)   incompetence;

   (d)   corruption; or

   (e)   the holder commits a breach of the Leadership Code of Conduct for which the punishment imposed includes the vacation of office.

 

19.   Functions of executive director.

   The functions of the executive director shall include the following—

   (a)   to be the head of the public service in the Authority and to head the administration of the Authority, including divisions and wards;

   (b)   to be the accounting officer of the Authority;

   (c)   to be responsible for the management of all public funds of the Authority and accountable to Parliament;

   (d)   be responsible for coordination and implementation of national and council policies, laws, regulations, byelaws, programmes and projects;

   (e)   advise the mayor and Authority on Government policy;

   (f)   present the annual budget to the Authority;

   (g)   advise the Authority on technical, administrative and legal matters pertaining to the management of the Authority;

   (h)   implement lawful decisions taken by the Authority;

   (i)   oversee the delivery of quality services to the population within the Capital City and take remedial action where service delivery standards are below the expected minimum standards;

   (j)   ensure proper physical planning and development control in the urban councils;

   (k)   monitor and coordinate the activities of the directorates of the Authority and of the lower Authority;

   (l)   be the custodian of all the assets and records of the Authority;

   (m)   attend meetings of the metropolitan Authority;

   (n)   supervise and evaluate staff performance;

   (o)   liaise with the central Government and other institutions on behalf of the Authority;

   (p)   conduct the public relations of the Authority;

   (q)   promote trade order;

   (r)   mobilise the urban community for development and sustainability of infrastructure and services;

   (s)   be responsible for the enforcement of ordinances and byelaws made by the Authority and its lower council units;

   (t)   be responsible to the Authority, subject to the general directions of the Minister;

   (u)   on day-to-day operations, be responsible to the Authority; and

   (v)   make reports to the council and the Minister on the state of affairs of the Capital City at least once a year or as the Minister or the Authority may determine;

   (w)   to perform any other duties assigned by the Authority or the Minister.

 

20.   Lower urban councils of the Authority.

   (1) The Capital City shall have the following lower urban councils under the Authority—

   (a)   division urban councils;

   (b)   ward urban councils; and

   (c)   village urban councils.

   (2) There shall also exist under the Authority, street committees.

 

PART IV
METROPOLITAN PHYSICAL PLANNING AUTHORITY.

 

21.   Metropolitan Physical Planning Authority.

   (1) There shall be a body to be known as the Metropolitan Physical Planning Authority.

   (2) The Metropolitan Authority shall consist of a chairperson and four other persons all of whom shall be appointed by the Minister with the approval of Cabinet, being persons qualified and experienced in physical planning, civil engineering, architecture, environment, public health or survey.

   (3) The members of the Metropolitan Authority shall hold office for five years and shall be eligible for re-appointment for one more term.

   (4) A member of the Metropolitan Authority may be removed in the public interest by the Minister on any of the following grounds—

   (a)   inability to perform the functions of his or her office arising from infirmity of body or mind;

   (b)   misbehavior or misconduct;

   (c)   incompetence; or

   (d)   corruption.

 

22.   Functions of the Metropolitan Physical Planning Authority.

   (1) The Metropolitan Authority shall be responsible for—

   (a)   developing Physical Development Plan for the Capital City and the metropolitan area;

   (b)   handling and addressing planning issues within the Capital City and

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