Cabinet has approved the creation of nine (9) New Cities to start operation in 3 phases.
The decision was made on Monday during the weekly during the weekly cabinet sitting at State House Entebbe.
The 9 cities will comprise of the following Divisions:
Effective 1st July 2020
Arua city: Consisting of Arua Central Division and Ayivu Division;
Mbarara city: consisting of Mbarara North Division and Mbarara South Division;
Gulu city: consisting of Laroo-Pece Division and Bardege-Layibi Division;
Jinja city: consisting of Jinja South Division and Jinja North Division;
Fort-Portal city: consisting of Fort Portal Central Division and Fort Portal North Division.
Effective 1st July 2021
Mbale city, consisting of Industrial Division and North Division;
Hoima city, consisting of Hoima East Division and Hoima West;
Effective 1st July 2022
Lira city, consisting of Lira West Division and Lira East Division;
Entebbe city, consisting of Entebbe Central Division and Entebbe North Division.
The expected out comes of creation of New cities is expected to;
1.Lead to increase Urban Infrastructure services like tarmac roads, improved waste management, water services, effective and efficient Physical development and planning and
Increase local revenue and Government fiscal transfers including increase in employment levels;
2. Facilitate uniform and harmonized growth and development to avoid organic growth of towns.