KCCA council has resolved to rename the Dastur street after former Kampala Mayor, Al-Hajji Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala.
Ssebaggala who was the Mayor of Kampala from 2006 to 2011, breathed his last at the age of 72 on Saturday at the International Hospital Kampala.
It should be noted that in 2001, it was on Duster street that Ssebagala announced he would lend his support to the Presidential bid of Rtd Col Dr Kizza Besigye.
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Nasser Ntege Sebaggala aka Seeya will be laid to rest on Sunday 4th October at the family’s ancestral home in Kisaasi.
Who is Seeya?
He was Mayor of Kampala from 2006 to 2011. He was an independent presidential candidate in the 2006 general election before dropping out and joining the Kampala mayoral race.
In 2010, he unsuccessfully ran for the post of DP president but lost to Norbert Mao. Shortly after, he formed a political party but later dissolved it and joined NRM as senior presidential advisor.
In 1998, he began his political career by running for the position of Mayor of Kampala. Ostensibly a member of the Democratic Party, Sebaggala won the first direct elections for mayor of Kampala in 1998, beating two government-sponsored candidates.
However, he was arrested in the United States two months later, in June 1998, on eight counts of fraud and lying to U.S. customs officials. In February 1999, he received a 15-month sentence but was paroled in December 1999.
He returned to Kampala in February 2000 to a warm welcome and considered a bid in the 2001 presidential elections.
In mid-December 2005, he broke up with the Democratic Party (DP), after he came third in the party presidential primaries, which was won by Ssebaana Kizito, and registered himself as an independent.
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