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Fort Portal city councilors protest lack of council sittings

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Councillors in Fort Portal tourism city are protesting the lack of council sessions since the operationalization of the city. In April, Parliament approved the creation of 15 new cities and 10 of these became operational effective July 1. They include Fort Portal, Arua, Jinja, …

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Parliament lifts age limit for LCIII councilors

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Parliament has passed an amendment to the Local Government Act, removing the lower and upper age limit for lower local council leaders. The act initially capped the age for contestants for LCIII chairperson positions, sub-county, municipal or city division level at 30 and 75. As …

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Funds, guidelines slow Fort Portal tourism city operations

Fort Portal, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fort Portal tourism city authorities are struggling to deliver services and improve infrastructure due to lack of funds and operational guidelines. Fort Portal tourism city is one of the cities that government operationalized in July. The others are Masaka, Jinja, Mbale, Arua, Gulu, …

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I am taking a rest from elective politics – Magyezi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Local Government Minister and Igara West Member of Parliament Raphael Magyezi will not seek re-election in the 2021 elections. Speaking to Uganda Radio Network on Saturday, Magyezi said he is taking a rest from elective politics after 10 years but could return in the …

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Gulu city seeks UGX 200 billion for operations

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu city is seeking 200 billion shillings funding from the central government to facilitate its operations. The city became operational on July 1st, alongside Arua, Mbale, Jinja, Fort Portal, Mbarara and Masaka. However, with annexed territories, the city authorities say they have several tasks to …

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Parliamentary committee divided on returned Local Government Bill

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee on Thursday started reconsidering the Local Government (Amendment) Bill, 2019 recently returned by the President. On Thursday, the West Budama South MP Jacob Oboth and chairperson of the committee met the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ephraim …

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