By Benjamin Jumbe
A new law to govern cities in Uganda is in the offing.
This has been revealed by the state minister for housing Dr Chris Baryomunsi close to a month since parliament approved the creation of new cities.
Parliament on April 28th approved the creation of 15 new cities in Uganda, which are to be operationalised in clusters begins July 1st to July 2023.
Dr Baryomunsi says with new cities, the country needs an updated law to guide their governance and administration
The first cluster of districts of Jinja, Mbarara, Gulu, Mbale, Arua, Fort Portal and Masaka take effect with the new Financial Year 2020/2021 while the second cluster of cities are to be operationalised by July1st and include Hoima, Lira and Soroti, followed by Entebbe that will take effect as a city on 1st July 2022, and Moroto, Nakasongola, Kabale and Wakiso cities operationalised on 1st July 2023.