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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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Mayors seek to block operationalization of new cities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mayors under their umbrella body, the Urban Authorities Association of Uganda have run to court seeking to block the operationalisation of the newly created cities some of which are expected to become operational at the start of the new financial year. Those expected to …

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How cities can be unique

They don’t have to copy hipster trends to prosper | EMILY HOPKINS | London, New York, Tokyo, Paris and Hong Kong – these famous cities dominate the world economy and are home to millions of people, as well as internationally renowned arts, culture and educational institutions. But they are hardly …

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Parliament approves new cities

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has approved the creation of 15 new cities across the country. The approved cities will come into effect in a phased manner starting 1st July 2020 to July 2023.  The seven cities that will be operational effective this year are Arua, Gulu, Jinja, Mbarara, …

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Parliament approves 15 new cities for Uganda

Effective 1st July 2020 ✔Arua City ✔Gulu City ✔Jinja City ✔Mbarara City ✔Fort Portal City ✔Mbale City ✔Masaka City July 1, 2021 ☑Hoima City July 1, 2022 ☑Entebbe and Lira Cities July 1, 2023 ☑ Moroto, Nakasongola, Soroti, Kabale and Wakiso Cities SOURCE: PWATCH UG Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT …

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Second Chinese city placed on lockdown over virus

  Beijing, China | AFP |  A second central Chinese city is being put on lockdown to help control the spread of a virus epidemic that broke out in neighbouring Wuhan, authorities said Thursday. The train station in Huanggang, which has a population of 7.5 million and is 70 kilometres …

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Gov’t chief whip pursuing MPs to pass resolution on cities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa says she is pursuing Members of Parliament to realize quorum and pass the resolution on the motion seeking parliamentary approval for creation of 15 cities. The cities include Arua, Gulu, Fort Portal, Masaka and Mbale. Others are Lira, …

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