Arua town emerges second best after Cape Verde’s Praia in the Small Cities Best Towns category in Africa.
Arua town, located in Arua district in northern Uganda, has emerged second best after Cape Verde’s Praia in the Small Cities Best Towns category in Africa.
In the inaugural African mayor’s awards, Arua was shortlisted alongside two other towns for the continental excellence award – Praia and Cameroon’s Bangangté.
The award ceremony took place in Luanda, the capital of Angola.
The results were announced at a special dinner hosted by the Angolan President Jose Edwardo Dos Santos.
A combination of photos showing views of Arua town. (Photo credit: Walter Amandu)
For winning the category, the mayor of Praia walked away with a prestigious prize of $50,000 (about sh150m).
Arua mayor Charles Asiki attended the ceremony following the development strides the northern Uganda town has achieved.
Residents of Arua are excited about the news and are preparing to give a rousing welcome to their mayor.
The awards, organized by African Media Agency, recognize and celebrate achievements and excellence in urban development across large, medium and small cities and the contribution and leadership of mayors across the continent.
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