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Municipalities become cities

But who will pay for the new status? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former municipalities of Arua, Gulu, Jinja, Mbarara, Fort Portal, Mbale, and Masaka will become cities effective July 01. The leaders of most of these municipalities pursued city status as a means of increasing their budgets; …

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Kadaga warns Busoga leaders against frustrating government projects

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has tasked leaders to stop corrupt tendencies that threaten government projects. Speaking at the commissioning of construction works along two roads in Jinja town, Kadaga says that, she receives numerous reports of intrigue and corruption by both technocrats …

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Kitgum gets additional UGX 2.7 Billion USMID funds

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government has released additional 2.7 billion shillings to Kitgum Municipal Council under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructural Development [USMID] programme. Emmanuel Banya, the Kitgum Municipal Council Town Clerk told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Friday that the money is meant to …

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UGX 20 billion road project kicks-off in Arua

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua municipality has embarked on the Shillings 20 billion World Bank funded road project under the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development-USMID. The 2.8 kilometers road stretches from Arua prisons to Arua primary school via River Oli division headquarters. The project was handed to …

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Entebbe receives multiple infrastructural development grants

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Entebbe municipal council has received multiple grants to complete the construction of different infrastructure projects undertaken more than three years ago.  The projects include; the upgrade of Busambaga – Katabi road, from marram to tarmac, the completion of the Market place in Kitooro under the …

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Kitgum Municipal Council stuck with UGX 6 billion USMID cash

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 6.2 billion shillings meant for infrastructural development under Uganda Support for Municipal Infrastructure Development [USMID] for Kitgum Municipality is lying idle on the council accounts. According to municipal officials, the funds were released in June for undertaking the first phase of the three …

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Minister Amongi intervenes in Lira municipal leaders, CAO row

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Minister of Lands and Urban Development, Betty Amongi has intervened in the row between Lira municipal council authorities and the Town Clerk. The Minister’s intervention stemmed from the recent petition by the Lira Municipal Development Forum-MDF, a committee that oversees the implementation of USMID …

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Mbale Municipality gets UGX 14b additional funding for USMID projects

Mbale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Mbale Municipal council has received over 14 billion Shillings for implementation of the second phase of the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development-USMID project. This is part of the USD 360 million (1.3 Trillion Shillings) additional financing that the Ugandan government received from the World …

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Bus operators shun new Moroto bus terminal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bus operators in Moroto have shunned the new bus terminal, which was commissioned by President Yoweri Museveni more than a month ago. Moroto Bus Terminal, constructed by Uganda Support to Infrastructural Development- USMID was completed in April and handed over to the Moroto Municipality …

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