By Keefa Nuwahereza
The Parliament of Uganda has today approved the operationalization of 16 new cities across the country.A statement from Parliament which approved the cities states in part thus;”…Now therefore, be it resolved by Parliament that the following Urban Area are approved and declared cities;
Arua City; Comprising of Arua Central and Ayivu Divisions
Gulu City; Comprising of Laaro-Pece and Bardenge- Layibi divisions Divisions.
Jinja City; Comprising of Jinja North and Jinja South Divisions.
Mbarara City; Comprising Mbarara North and Mbarara South divisions.
Fort Portal City; Comprising of Fort Portal Central and Fort Portal North Divisions.
Mbale City; Comprising of Industrial and Northern Divisions.
Masaka City; Comprising of Kimanya-Kabonera and Nyendo-Mukungwe Divisions.
Hoima City; Comprising of Hoima East and Hoima West Divisions.
Entebbe City Comprising of Entebbe Central and Entebbe North Divisions.
Lira City , Comprising of Lira West Lira East Divisions.
Moroto City, Comprising of Moroto South and Moroto North Divisions.
Nakasongola City, Comprising of Nakasongola East and Nakasongola West Divisions.
Soroti City, Comprising of Soroti East and Soroti West Divisions.
Kabale City, Comprising of Kabale North and Kabale South Divisions.
Wakiso City, Comprising of Busiro and Kyadondo Divisions.
It should be noted that the new cities start operating in July 2020, after the passing of the 2020/2021 budget.
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