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.
â€œWe will present our observations to the local government minister, but Hoima should be a municipality by July,â€ 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.
â€œYou 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,â€ Yiga said, referring to the oil discovery in the region.
MPs go to Hoima