Funds, Guidelines Slow Fort Portal Tourism City Operations
Fort Portal tourism city authorities are struggling to deliver services and improve infrastructure due to lack of funds and operational guidelines.
The others are Masaka, Jinja, Mbale, Arua, Gulu, Lira, Mbarara, Soroti and Hoima cities, but the creation of these cities did not come with any special budget or guidelines on their operations raising questions about the government’s funding plan.
Local Government Minister Raphael Magyezi had earlier indicated that the guidelines would be issued even before the Operationalisation of the cities.
But the interim Fort Portal city mayor, Rev. Willy Kintu Muhanga says the issued guidelines were challenged in court, adding that as a result they have never held any council meeting to agree on areas that need better roads, schools and health centres among others due to lack of guidelines on the composition of the council.