MAY 5, 2010: Districts Now 112

Districts Now 112
SOURCE: The Independent (Kampala)
By Isaac Mufumba
The number of districts in Uganda has risen to 112 following parliament's decision to okay the creation of 16 more districts. The new districts which become operational on July 1 are single County districts.

The passed districts are Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Gombe, Lwengo, Mitooma, Rubirizi, Kibingo, Nsika, Ngora, Napak, Kibuku, Nwoya, Kole, Patongo, Kwene and Nyadri.

Efforts by Opposition Chief Whip, Kassiano Wadri, to block action on the formation of Nyadri district and the reintegration of his constituency Terego County back into Arua were frustrated.

The new districts lead to an increase in the number of Members of Parliament as every district will have to elect a woman member of parliament.