Over U.S.$34 million will be set aside for the elevation of the municipal areas of among others, Arua, Gulu, Jinja, Fort Portal, and Mbarara by July 1, 2020 followed by Hoima and Mbale in July 2021.
Cabinet Elevates 15 Municipalities to Cities
Monitor, 22 May 2019
The first five of the 15 cities that the Cabinet approved on Monday will start operations in July 2020, Ministry of Local Government has confirmed. Read more »
An aerial view of Arua Town (file photo)
Cabinet Approves Creation of Nine Cities
Monitor, 21 May 2019
Cabinet has approved the creation of nine cities, five of which will become operational on July 1, 2020. Read more »
Turning Kampala Into a Smart City
Kampala is set to become Uganda's first smart city. By smart city, it is expected to be an innovative city that uses information communication technology (ICTs) and other means to… Read more »
Government Studying Four More Towns for City Status
Monitor, 15 April 2019
Government is studying four more towns for possible elevation to city status, a move that would increase the number of new cities to 13, the Minister of Local Government, Col Tom… Read more »
Gulu Renews Demand for City Status
Monitor, 1 November 2017
Gulu Municipality leaders have re-energised their demand for city status arguing that they now have all the minimum requirements. Read more »
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