KCCA utilises social media for closer engagement with city dwellers
The Kampala Capital City Authority has organised an online engagement forum between the public and KCCA Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi on Thursday 19th September, 2013 at 4:00pm aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge on the upcoming Kampala City Festival scheduled for Sunday 6th October, 2013 starting at 9:00am.
Dubbed “Ask the ED”, the forum will host the KCCA Executive Director on the authority’s official Twitter page, https://twitter.com/KCCAUG at City Hall’s Executive Boardroom to tackle questions, get feedback and exchange ideas with the general public on the Kampala City Festival 2013 which has been themed “Our City Our Celebration”.
The online event is part of a wider plan by the authority to closely engage its stakeholders, who are the Kampala City dwellers. “Ask the ED” twitter sessions will be held on diverse dates over a period of four weeks culminating to the Festival during which the public will have the opportunity to be part of the conversation through comments and questions which will be responded to by the Executive Director.
While commenting on this development, KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi said the public should expect more of such forums as the Authority works towards closer engagement with stakeholders. “We are excited to be hosting this first-ever online event,” said Jennifer Musisi. “It is certainly a departure from the norm, and we hope it signals that KCCA is open and willing to communicate.”
With more than 8,354 followers on Twitter, it is envisaged that many participants will show interest in the event and take part in it. Interested participants will need to visit the KCCA Twitter page, https://twitter.com/KCCAUG.
“This will be an extremely interesting and eye opening experience…I look forward to engaging with Kampala city dwellers in this forum on Friday,” said Jennifer Musisi.
The Festival’s theme this year is ‘Our City Our Celebration’ and will be a platform to celebrate the many things that set Kampala apart from other cities. It is a much anticipated moment for citizens to share and learn and it will be an economic engine for organizations to grow, network and prosper.
Information about Kampala City Festival is available on KCCA’s website www.kcca.go.ug. The public can also get real time information and updates by visiting KCCA’s Facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/kccaug on and Twitter handle on https://twitter.com/KCCAUG .You can also look out for press and posters for details.