FUNCTIONS OF TOWNS AND CITIES IN UGANDA

FUNCTIONS OF TOWNS AND CITIES IN UGANDA

  • Commercial function i.e. towns contain shopping centers which help the people to carryout trade, such towns include Kampala, Jinja, Mbale, Tororo, Gulu, Kasese, etc.




  • Residential function i.e. most towns have areas which are exclusively gazette for residential purposes like in Kampala National Housing Construction Corporation owns several housing units in places like Bugolobi, Bukoto and Ntinda.
  • Administrative function i.e. towns serve as district headquarters, and possesses ministerial offices and offices of NGOs. Foristance Kampala, Mbale, Iganga, Jinja, etc.
  • Industrial function i.e. towns contains industries for instance Kampala Tororo, Masaka, Mbarara, Jinja, etc. such industries have provided employment opportunities to many Ugandans.




  • Educational function i.e. many towns have got educational institutions of schools, colleges, and universities. For instance Kampala has got schools like Mengo S.S, Makerere and Kyambogo universities, etc.
  • Transport and communication function i.e. most towns in Uganda contains transport routes and communication networks. For instance Entebbe has got the international airport, Kampala has headquarters of Uganda Railway Corporation, Taxi parks, MTN, Airtel, etc.
  • Cultural functions i.e. most towns in Uganda contain cultural sites of museums, worshiping centers, etc. for instance Kampala city has got Uganda museum, Kasubi tombs, Namirembe and Rubaga cathedrals, Bahai temple, etc.




  • Recreational function i.e. towns in Uganda contains recreational facilities in form of theatres, stadiums, halls, etc. Kampala for instance has got Nakivubo and Namboole stadiums where people go for sports, beaches in Entebbe like Lido, Aero, etc.

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