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Cabinet approves creation of 31 new counties

KAMPALA- Cabinet sitting on Monday July 28th 2020 approved the creation of 31 more counties bringing the total number of new counties to 46.

While addressing the press at Uganda Media Centre, the Minister of State for ICT & National Guidance Peter Ogwang, said that cabinet approved the creation of 31 more counties following a request from several MPs during the plenary sitting early this month.

Ogwang said the cabinet’s decision was informed by the constitutional provisions that guide the creation of new counties. He cited Article 179 clause 4 of the constitution which provides for the criteria for alteration of boundaries and creation of administrative units.

He also said that the criteria required in creating these new units include effective administration, the need to bring services closer to the people, the need to improve means of communication and geographical features which are all followed by the local government ministry before the creation of new counties.

In June, cabinet approved the creation of 15 counties.

The counties are; Kiboga West, Buhweju West, Bugangaizi South, Chkwi East, Bulanda, Kwania North, Kagoma North, Buwekula South, Buyanja East, Ngariam, Agago West, Bukanga North, Bukimbiri and Nakaseke Central.

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