Mubende Town Council Leaders Push for Municipal Status

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Mubende Town Council leaders have rejuvenated their quest for the town to be elevated to municipal status.

Mubende Town Council leaders have rejuvenated their quest for the town to be elevated to municipal status.
 
In 2009 Mubende town council passed a resolution seeking the town’s elevation. Although the resolution was also upheld by the district council, leaders argue that it was yet to be forwarded to the ministry of local government for consideration.
 
Kibuuka Amooti, the district LC5 Chairperson has, however, declined to comment on the matter.
 
During a meeting with officials from the National Urban Authorities Association on Thursday, the leaders revived their demand for the town’s elevation.
 
Mubende town council LC3 chairperson, Zziwa Kizito said the town should be elevated because it meets all the required conditions. Kizito explained that the population has more than doubled constraining the little resources the town is entitled to from the central government for service delivery.
 
He asked the Urban Authorities Association to back their push for a municipal status saying this would improve service delivery in the urban centre since there will be increased funding.  
 
Edward Kiddu, a local resident says let alone improving service delivery, Mubende town deserves elevation to a municipal status since it is more of regional headquarters for the greater Mubende districts of Mityana, Kiboga, Kyankwanzi and the proposed Kasanda.

Johnson Muyanja Ssenyonga, Chairperson National Urban Authorities Association, pledged the association’s full backing on the matter.
 
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Mubende town council comprises of Kasenyi Caltex, Katawa A and B, Main Street, Kibaati, Kisekende and Kasana A and B wards. However in their quest for a municipal status, authorities plan to annex more villages. The town council has a population of more than 35,000 residents

 

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