By Ronald Kabanza
The Uganda Local Government Association wants a ban on the creation of new districts and lower local government units to pave a way for effective service delivery. The call to the ban streams from the realization that some of newly created districts are grappling with lack of resources to run their planned activities.
Patrick Besigye Keihwa, the south western region association president told the annual western region meeting on Friday in Rukungiri that the central government should consider clear objectives in the creation of new districts.
He equally appealed to the communities to consider the advantages and disadvantages of creating new districts and lower local governing units because they have become a hindrance in service delivery.
Josephine Kushemererwa, the acting general secretary told the meeting that as an association, they have decided to devise means of advising the central government on operationalising the already existing administrative units other than coming up with new ones that cannot be funded.
The meeting delegates later agreed that parliament should formulate clear laws to guide creation of new district other than granting powers to any sitting president to create district status to appease people.
Already people of Rubabo County in Rukungiri district are demanding for creation of a new district as politics takes on the stage now.
Uganda local government association is an umbrella association of all districts and lower local government units in Uganda. Currently, the association covers 134 districts and over 2000 operational lower local governments.