Kitaka is a registered engineer with the Engineer’s Registration Board of Uganda and is a member of the Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Makerere University and a Master’s degree in Road and Transportation Engineering from IHE/Delft University in the Netherlands. Kitaka, who boasts of 19 years’ working experience, has attended specialized training courses in urban transportation planning and reform in Japan and Ghana, and was on the government delegation to Bogota, Colombia in 2008 to study the state of the art rapid bus transit system for possible implementation in greater Kampala in a bid to alleviate traffic congestion in the city.
He began his engineering career in the private sector with Kagga & Partners Consulting Engineers from where he joined the public sector in the Ministry of Works and Transport before joining the Uganda National Roads Authority. Prior to his appointment as KCCA director, Kitaka was working with the European Union as an operations officer in charge of roads infrastructure. He is the current Acting Executive Director of KCCA.