By John Kibirige
Officials from Urban Authorities Association of Uganda want government to establish more five cities in Uganda to break the monopoly of Kampala capital city which has become so congested due to being the only center in the country.
UAAU officials appeared before the public service and local government committee on Thursday and and asked government to change the municipalities of Arua, Gulu, Mbale, Jinja and Mbarara into cities.
“We have visited these administrative units and are confident they meet the necessary requirements for their upgrade,” UAAU chairman and Mukono mayor Muyanja Senyonga said.
The officials want town councils of Adjumani, Kamuli, Kira, Kitgum, Kisoro, Koboko, Kumi, Lugazi, Mubende as well as Nebbi to become municipalities.Thursday and demanded government to asked that 10 town councils be upgraded to municipality status.
Of recent the congestion of Kampala city has caused continuous flooding especially after heavy downpours.More people have continued to reside in formerly swampy areas .