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MP Nsereko protests imbalance in creation of new constituencies

By Henry Sekanjako

Added 1st August 2020 01:55 PM

He added that Sebei region has only 300,000 people but has 9 parliamentary seats something he described as unfair.

MP Nsereko protests imbalance in creation of new constituencies

Muhammad Nsereko the Kampala Central Division MP

He added that Sebei region has only 300,000 people but has 9 parliamentary seats something he described as unfair.

Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko has protested the creation of new constituencies arguing that the Buganda region which is more densely populated had been given a very small number of the new constituencies.

According to Nsereko, some constituencies in Buganda, whose population is higher than that of some counties that have been split into two, have been ignored, even after application.

"Kampala has 5million people. Kampala contributes two thirds to the economy. Kampala has only nine constituencies. The woman MP representing five million people. Nakawa has over 500,000. Makindye 450,000. Lubaga has 400,000. Central has over 3 million people. There is no fairness in these creations," Nsereko said.

He added that Sebei region has only 300,000 people but has 9 parliamentary seats something he described as unfair.

Parliament on Thursday, created 47 new constituencies, ahead of the 2021 general elections, bringing the number of constituencies in the country, to 353, up from 296. 

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