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Patrick Besigye Keihwa, the Kabale District LC 5 Chairperson, says leaders from the district and municipality have selected him to champion the move of expanding Kabale municipality.
25 Mar 2019 12:24
Emmanuel Sentaro Byamugisha, the Mayor for Kabale Municipality

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Kabale district authorities have started a move to expand the boundaries of Kabale municipality as part of their push for a city status. Kabale Municipality attained its current status in 1986.    

The move will see the municipality annex parishes in the neighboring Kitumba Sub County in Ndorwa West County, Kyanamira Sub County in Ndorwa East County in Kabale district and Bubaare Sub County in Rubanda East County in Rubanda District.   

The decision to expand the municipality is aimed at increasing the population to 500,000 people in accordance with the Local Government Act to qualify for a city status.    

According to the Uganda Bureau of Statistics 2012 report, Kabale Municipality occupies a Surface Area of 33 square kilometers and has a total Population projection of 44,800 people.  

The municipality is comprised of Central, Northern and Southern divisions.      

Patrick Besigye Keihwa, the Kabale District LC 5 Chairperson, says leaders from the district and municipality have selected him to champion the move of expanding Kabale municipality.

Keihwa says the proposed expansion of the municipality will give them a basis to advocate for a city status before parliament.  

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Emmanuel Sentaro Byamugisha, the Mayor Kabale Municipality, says they are in the process of convincing all leaders in the targeted sub counties as well as area members of parliament to support the proposed expansion of the municipality.  

Byamugisha says that once the dream of expanding the municipality is achieved, the municipality and the district will pass resolutions seeking a city status.

He says all necessary procedures will be completed before the end of the next two years.

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Sam Arineitwe, the Central Division LC 3 chairperson, says he is eager to see Kabale municipality transforming into a city status. 

Arineitwe says that this is the time for Kabale authorities to educate themselves on the mistakes made by other towns while advocating for elevation to city status.  

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Pius Rwakimari, the Kyanamira Sub County LC V councilor, says he fully supports the move on conditions that the annexed parishes will be elevated to independent divisions instead of merging them with the existing divisions so that people get services closer to them.

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