Arua Municipality Set to Become a Regional City

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Stephen Arubaku, the councilor for Rigbo Sub County is optimistic that the regional city will provide market for local produce. He says this will also reduce the suffering traders from here go through when they go for business in places such as Juba in south Sudan.

Arua district council has passed a resolution to annex six sub counties in Ayivu County to the municipality paving way for establishment of a regional city in West Nile.

The Sub Counties to be annexed as part of Arua municipality include, Pajulu, Oluko, Manibe, Aroi, Adumi, and Ayivuni.

Arua district is the second district in the Country to pass such resolution to establish a regional city after Mbarara district as envisaged in the National Development Plan and Vision 2040.

Stephen Arubaku, the councilor for Rigbo Sub County is optimistic that the regional city will provide market for local produce. He says this will also reduce the suffering traders from here go through when they go for business in places such as Juba in south Sudan.

Boniface Alioni, councilor representing Logiri Sub County says the district leadership plus the MPs should work together to see that the establishment of the regional city is fast tracked.

Charles Asiki the Mayor for Arua municipality also welcomed the initiative saying this will ease planning and development.

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Earlier Arua municipality had secured funding from the government for physical planning of the municipality including some surrounding sub counties in Ayivu but the move met a lot of resistance especially from the elders who claimed that it was aimed at chasing away the Ayivu Community.
 
 

 

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Ronald Batre
Ronald Batre is so passionate about journalism that he did not wait to finish school before he started his career. This is how he started with Radio Paidha, The West Niler, Daily Monitor newspapers and later with Radio Pacis as Assistant News Editor.

To be allowed to practice his passion, Batre had struck a deal with his parents. He would complete his education. He kept his word and went through school while suporting himself with his journalism.

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Uganda Radio Network's former Gulu bureau chief, Batre is now based in Kampala. He is URN's main politics correspondent. He has been a URN staff member since 2009.