President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has congratulated 7 new cities which started yesterday. He said the elevation into cities is an acknowledgment of the growth they have experienced.
He said more will follow on the 8 cities already in the country.
“Congratulations to the people of Jinja, Arua, Gulu, Masaka, Fort Portal, Mbarara and Mbale, whose towns today became cities. Uganda now has eight cities and more will follow.
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.
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. Congratulations,” President M7 said.