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Disagreements threaten Masaka’s quest for city status

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The elevation of Masaka municipality to city status is covered in uncertainty over the failure by leaders to agree on its boundaries. The Municipality was supposed to be elevated to city status in 2023, but following pressure from among others; the Kabaka of Buganda …

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Lwengo district surrenders sub county to support Masaka city status

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Lwengo district council has unanimously resolved to surrender part of its territory to support Masaka municipality’s quest for a city status; ending a period of bickering the area leaders. The Ministry of local government required Masaka municipality to meet key structural prerequisites that include, among …

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MPs frustrate Masaka’s quest for city status

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka municipality’s quest for a city status faces yet another hurdle as Members of Parliament oppose the idea of annexing part of their constituencies to the proposed city. In June this year, Local Government Minister Tom Butime rescinded an earlier decision to delay the …

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Gulu to conduct public awareness on city status

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu municipal authorities are set to embark on mass sensitization of residents and public institutions to create awareness and embrace the anticipated city status. The awareness creation will include among others importance of community participation in urban planning, available investment opportunities, city structural plan, …

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Excitement as gov’t conforms to Masaka’s quest for city status

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is general excitement in Masaka following a government decision to fast track the elevation of the municipality to city status. The decision was announced by Local Government Minister Tom Butime, during a meeting with political and opinion leaders from the greater Masaka region, …

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Kabaka Mutebi asks gov’t to consider Masaka for city status

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Kabaka of Buganda; Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has expressed concerns over delays to elevate Masaka Municipality to a city. Last month Cabinet approved the creation five cities in the 2020/2021 financial year. However, Masaka Municipality was omitted despite demands by its leaders to government …

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