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UGANDA: Seven New cities created amid challenges.

UGANDA: Seven New cities created amid challenges.

AFRICA, UGANDA
The seven cities of Arua, Gulu, Mbale, Jinja, Mbarara, Fort Portal and Masaka kick off operations today, with both excitement and controversy over their leadership. District chairpersons and municipal mayors have spent the larger part of the last months, haggling over who should take over the interim leadership of the new cities. Whereas the Ministry of Local Government says interim leaders will be elected to run the new cities until general elections in February, the Electoral Commission (EC) says there will be no such elections. Away from the ceremonial preparations, the operationalisation of the new cities remains misty. There is also no budget to kick-start the city operations. The cities are contemplating using the limited 2020/2021 budgets initially passed for municipali...