Andrew Kitaka

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Andrew Kitaka
Born (1970-01-01) January 1, 1970 (age 49)
ResidenceKampala, Uganda
NationalityUgandan
CitizenshipUganda
Alma materNamilyango College
High School Diploma
Makerere University
(Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering)
Delft University of Technology
(Master of Science in Transport & Planning)
OccupationCivil engineer & public administrator
Years active2010 – present
Known forProfessional competence
TitleActing Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority
Spouse(s)(Dr. Sabrina Kitaka)
Family5 children

Andrew Kitaka (also, Andrew Kitaka Mubiru), is a Ugandan civil engineer and public administrator, who serves as the Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), in acting capacity, effective 18 December 2018.[1] In addition to his new responsibilities Kitaka serves as the Director of Engineering and Technical Services at KCCA, a position he has held since the formation of KCCA in 2011.[2]

Background and education[edit]

Kitaka was born in the Buganda Region of Uganda, in the 1970s. After his primary education, he enrolled into King's College Budo, in Wakiso District, where he completed his O-Level studies. He then transferred to Namilyango College, in Mukono District, where he completed his A-Level education.[3]

Kitaka was admitted to Makerere University, the oldest and largest public university in Uganda, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. His second degree is a Master of Science in transport and planning, awarded by Delft University of Technology, in Delft, the Netherlands.[3]

Career[edit]

Kitaka began his career at Kagga & Partners, a consulting engineering firm in Kampala. From there, he joined the Road Agency Formation Unit (RAFU), at the Uganda Ministry of Works and Transport, where he worked as a projects engineer.[3]

Kitaka briefly served at Uganda National Roads Authority, before he was hired by the European Union, where he served as an operations officer in charge of roads infrastructure.[3]

In 2011, at the creation of Kampala Capital City Authority, Kitaka was appointed as the Director of Engineering and Technical Services in the new KCCA, a role he still occupied, as of December 2018.[3]

Kitaka also privately consults for both local and international organisations, including the work done in June 2018 for Huron Consulting Group, of Chicago.[3]

Other considerations[edit]

Kitaka is a member of the Uganda Institute of Professional Engineers (UIPE), and is a registered engineer with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) of Uganda.[3]

Kitaka is married to Sabrina Kitaka, a consultant pediatrician at Mulago National Referral Hospital. The couple are the parents of five children.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ampurire, Paul (18 December 2018). "Betty Kamya Appoints Engineer Kitaka As Interim KCCA Executive Director". Kampala: Soft Power Uganda. Retrieved 19 December 2018.}
  2. ^ The Independent (18 December 2018). "Engineer Andrew Kitaka Mubiru takes charge of KCCA". The Independent (Uganda). Kampala. Retrieved 19 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Ngwomoya, Amos (18 December 2018). "Kamya appoints Kitaka as acting KCCA executive director". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 19 December 2018.

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