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Mbarara to rename 400 city roads and buildings

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mbarara City Council has started the process renaming and naming of 400 old and new roads and buildings within the city. Mbarara City has 330.19 kilometres of roads. Current roads have a diversity of names include Marknsighn, High-street, Mbaguta road, Independence road, Victor Bwana, …

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Garbage management still a challenge for new cities

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The management of garbage remains a challenge in the newly created cities. The uncollected garbage or litter is common on the streets, in the corridors of buildings, and clogs drainages whenever it rains hence causing unprecedented floods. Despite the expansion of their boundaries, the …

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New cities can’t perform without financial help

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations Agency in Uganda is worried that the newly created cities will increase the financing burden of the central government and affect the achievement of sustainable development goals. The UN Capital Development Fund, UNCDF, which aims to make public and private finance work for …

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Court dismisses suit challenging new city guidelines

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The High Court has dismissed a suit in which Masaka district chairperson Jude Mbabali and 11 others were challenging the guidelines on the operations of newly created cities. Mbabali had petitioned the high court to quash the guidelines issued by Local Government Minister Rafael …

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Excitement as Arua, Mbarara assume city status

Uganda now has eight cities  1⃣ Fortportal 2⃣ Jinja 3⃣ Masaka 4⃣ Mbarara 5⃣ Mbale 6⃣ Arua 7⃣ Gulu Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has congratulated the people of Jinja, Arua, Gulu, Masaka, FortPortal, Mbarara and Mbale, whose towns today became cities. “This is an acknowledgement of the growth these towns have experienced …

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