Museveni congratulates Ugandans on new cities, promises more. Whisper Eye Reports.
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has congratulated Ugandans upon the elevation of seven municipalities to city status.
Yesterday city Mayors in the seven new cities; Jinja, Arua, Gulu, Masaka, Fort Portal, Mbarara and Mbale took oath.
“The elevation is an acknowledgement of the growth these towns have experienced but importantly a move to ensure more services are brought closer to the people,’ says President Museveni.
“My guidance is that the political and technical leaders must work in harmony to ensure the cities are run efficiently. I also urge the wanainchi to be involved in the running of these cities, especially through oversight,’ the President added.
Mr Museveni said the other cities to follow according to the plan of the government.
Masaka residents praised the Kabaka (King) of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi who amplified the voice, to include Masaka City among the first phase to operate.
The government considered Kabaka Mutebi’s request, and now the dream of Buddu county in Buganda to have a City become a reality.