Mwanza, the country’s second largest city, has been split into two independent councils. This follows the upgrading of Ilemela into fully-flagged municipal council effective August this year.
The decision was endorsed yesterday at the extraordinary full council meeting held at the City Council conference hall.
Mwanza City director Wilson Kabwe tabled the report of splitting Mwanza City Council at the full council, which also endorsed the Ilemela municipal’s emblem.
He told the full council that the government had agreed to split the council into Nyamagana City Council and Ilemela Municipal Council.
According to Kabwe, the decision to split the council follows the recommendations made by the full council and forwarded to the Prime Minister’s Office (Local Government and Regional Administration).
The city director said a series of consultations will be made on how to set the boundaries and to allocate the manpower and resources available in the two councils.
The councillors commended the government for its decision to split Mwanza city, saying the arrangement would benefit the peopld directly.
The councillors called on the government to ensure that manpower and resources are allocated equally to benefit both councils.