Jinja municipality is contesting the 2014 provisional population census results saying it is not the true reflection of the number of people in the municipality.
Mohammed Baswar Kezaala, the Mayor Jinja municipality says it is unforgivable for Uganda Bureau of Statistics to report that Jinja municipality has a population of 72,900 up from 72,000 in 2002.
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George Izaale, the social services secretary Jinja municipal council says the misrepresentation of the population figures could affect the funding to the health, education and agriculture sector.
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David Kyasanku, the town clerk Jinja municipality says they have started compiling data from the three divisions in the municipality to back their petition to UBOS. Ben Paul Mungyereza, the UBOS Executive Director says they will handle the petition accordingly.
The provisional population census results put the population of Uganda at 34.4 million people. The central region registered the highest population of 9.6 million, Eastern Uganda followed with 9.1 million while Western region had 8.9 million and Northern region remained least populated with 7.2 million people.