Kira Town Municipality

Kira Town municipality has its population estimated at 158,300 by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics in 2008. Kira is the largest municipality in Uganda by population. It is mostly urban/semi-urban with all the common challenges of a developing town. The municipality has a mayor and a council that plan and implement plans for its development. The council includes a number of councilors from the parishes of Bweyogere, Kira, Kireka, Kyaliwajjala, Kimwanyi, Kirannya.

Within Kira Municipality is found The Mandela National Stadium, the country’s most prestigious stadium named after Nelson Mandela. The Uganda Martyrs Shrines are also situated in this Municipality. The Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II and the Nabagereka Sylvia Nagginda have palaces in Kira; at Banda and Kireka, both found in Kireka Parish.

Being a town, most people in Kira are engaged in the business of transport, with many youth and men riding bodabods (motor-cycle and bicycle taxis), matatus; market vending and shop/mini supermarket tending; hair-care, roadside vending, restaurants etc. There are also some factories producing plastics, medicines etc.

In 2006, the municipality had a total of 64,523 registered voters. This figure is expected to increase after the voter registration exercise of 2010. There are 81 polling stations.

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