Parliament has awarded Lira City shs. 14 billion carved from the 200 billion supplementary budget awarded to the newly created cities. Gulu took the lion share of shs. 41 bn, followed by Hoima -31bn. Masaka -28 bn, Mbale 21 -bn, Mbarara -18 bn, Arua -14 bn, Jinja 12 – bn, Fort Portal 9 bn, and Soroti got 5 bn.