Uganda will soon have 10 cities including the Capital City Kampala, Jeniffer Namuyangu, State Minister of Local Government has revealed.
Namuyangu made the revelation on Thursday while Appearing before Parliament’s Committee of Public Service and Local Government.
The nine municipalities set to be upgraded to city status include Mbarara, Gulu, Arua, Fort Portal Mbale, Hoima, Lira, Jinja and Entebbe.
She said these will become cities as soon as government provides the funds to operationalize them.
However, the minister revealed that government has failed to find money to operationalise new 203 Town Councils and 198 Sub-Counties created across the country.
None the less, despite all these lamentations of lack of funds, this didn’t stop the Legislators from asking for creation of more Town Councils in their areas.
Some MPs went ahead to accuse the Minister for only looking at districts from only one region, accusations Namuyangu refuted, saying all districts have a Town Council created.