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MPs go to Hoima

By Vision Reporter

Added 15th February 2009 03:00 AM

The parliamentary committee on local government on Tuesday visited Hoima district to ascertain the boundaries of the proposed Hoima municipality.

By Pascal Kwesiga

The parliamentary committee on local government on Tuesday visited Hoima district to ascertain the boundaries of the proposed Hoima municipality.

The ten-member committee was led by the chairman, Anthony Yiga.

This follows a district council resolution recommending the annexation of several villages from neighbouring sub-counties to Hoima town in November last year.

Meeting the district leaders, Yiga said the committee would make a report of their findings and present it to the Minister of Local Government.

“We will present our observations to the local government minister, but Hoima should be a municipality by July,” Yiga said.

He said Parliament decided to grant Hoima a municipal status after realising that Bunyoro was the only region in the country without a municipality.

“You need to expand to a municipality because Hoima is becoming a regional hub for trade and other destinations, which is going to change the face of Hoima,” Yiga said, referring to the oil discovery in the region.

MPs go to Hoima

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