Parliament has approved the new counties as proposed by Hon. Raphael Magyezi.
The counties have increased from 296 to 353.
Hon. Raphael Magyezi, the Minister of Local Government Thursday read out the 31 new counties to the House.
This followed his motion for a Resolution of Parliament under Article 179 Clause 4 of the Constitution providing for creation of the same.
At the end of the plenary session, the MPs approved the motion to bring forward the commencement date for the cities of Lira, Soroti and Hoima to I July 2020.