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Gov’t halts plan to establish regional museums

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has halted plans to establish regional museums to allow for the expansion and equipping of the existing museums. During the 2015/16 financial year, the government set aside over Shillings 20.8 billion to establish regional museums to promote cultural items from the different regions of …

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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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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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MPs demand boundaries for proposed cities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Members of Parliament have asked the Ministry of Local government to present clear boundaries for the proposed 15 cities. The cities include Arua, Mbarara, Gulu, Jinja, Fort Portal, Masaka and Mbale. Others are Hoima, Lira, Entebbe, Soroti, Nakasongola, Kabale, Moroto and Wakiso. The call followed …

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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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