Cabinet has approved the creation of Terego
District. The Local Government State Minister, Jennifer Namuyangu
disclosed this at a media briefing the government owned media center.
The new district, which will be curved out of Arua, will
comprise of Terego East and Terego West counties.
According to Namuyangu, Terego district will
become operational at the start of the 2020/2021 financial year. She says Shillings
20.7 billion is needed to operationalize the district.
Namuyangu disclosed that Shillings 18
billion will be picked from Arua District.
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Namuyangu argued that Terego’s quest for a district status
has been pending since 2009.
“The approval is based on a request by the
people of Terego supported by a resolution of Arua District Council to alter
the boundaries of Arua and create new a district,” she said.
She said Terego has a population of 204,009 people living in 37,006
households. Namuyangu said cabinet recognized that the population deserves a
The new district will have 67 government aided primary
schools with a total enrollment of 66,845 pupils and six government aided
secondary schools with an enrollment of 2,076 students and one technical school.
It will have one hospital, one health center IV, eight health center IIIs and
ten health center IIs.