WAKISO District council has approved the proposal by Makindye Ssabagabo sub-county to be made a town council. The proposal was submitted to the district in 2006.
Rosemary Nalukwago Kyambadde, the sub-county chairperson, said the proposal now awaits approval of the cabinet, before it is tabled at Parliament.
She said as a sub-county, Makindye Ssabagabo, would be able to receive funds directly from the local government for development purposes.
â€œWe would be in a position to set up by-laws that would enhance revenue collection and possible penalties to tax defaulters,â€ said Nalukwago.
She said plans of acquiring land for permanent offices were in the offing.
â€œThe town council states would automatically create more employment opportunities to locals, hence reduced poverty,â€ she added.
Makindye Ssabagabo is composed of seven parishes that include Ndejje, Busaabala, Mutungo, Bunnamwaya, Seguku and Mutundwe. The area has an average population of about 200,000.
Makindye Ssabagabo drew up a budget of sh570m for the financial year 2008/09, expected to be raised through local revenue, local government development funds, the Plan for the Modernisation of Agriculture and through the National Agricultural Advisory Services.
SSABAGABO GETS SUB-COUNTY STATUS