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Municipal mayors support Kampala Metropolitan plan

In their meeting held in Kira on Friday, the mayors of Entebbe, Kira, Mukono, Nansana and Makindye Ssabagabo resolved to rally behind government in implementing the plan.

Municipality Mayors from Wakiso and Mukono have expressed support for the proposed Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA) strategy.

In their meeting held in Kira on Friday, the mayors of Entebbe, Kira, Mukono, Nansana and Makindye Ssabagabo resolved to rally behind government in implementing the plan.

Julius Mutebi, the Mayor of Kira later told New Vision in an interview that they found GKMA to be a great idea for their people. He said even developed countries like UK are organized in the similar way as in GKMA.

However, the mayors made several demands from government to implement the plan.

The mayors asked government to ensure that election of the Lord Mayor is by adult suffrage. They also asked for effective representation of Municipalities and local governments at the Metropolitan Authority.