Kira Municipal council has passed a resolution
for elevation to city status.
Mayor, Julius Mutebi Nsubuga moved the motion for
the elevation of the municipality to a cultural and religious city.
He explained that elevating Kira
municipality to city status will enhance the tourism potential associated with the annual pilgrimage to Namugongo Matyrs shrines.
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Mutebi explains that once they get a city they expect
to get improved
Infrastructure and services.
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Mark Sserunjogi Mukiibi, the Kimwanyi ward councillor supported the motion, saying that Kira municipality is developing at a high speed.
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Abdulsalam Ssebadduk, the Butto ward councillors argued that much as they are pushing for city status, they can’t meet
some of the requirements. He explained that to get a city status, they require a
population of over 500,000 inhabitants,
which isn’t the case for Kira municipality.
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Herbert Kintu, the Kira and Kito ward councillor asked his colleague not to be excited by
their desire for city status, saying even other areas elevated to city status
are still struggling to operate.
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Nuru Nakabugo, the Kireka Railway ward councillor asked his colleagues to own the motion, saying
that some of them have a habit of disowning council motions.
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The Kira Municipality speaker, Frank Ssemukuye, said that they don’t have sufficient information on
how to attain city status. He asked
the technical team to
get guidance from the Local Government Ministry
and Wakiso district.