Historically Kira was a Sub County under Mpigi District until November 2000 when the Counties of Busiro and Kyadondo were curved off from Mpigi to form Wakiso district where in July 2003 it was elevated a Town Council status. Due to the high urbanization, population, stable revenue base and need to improve service delivery, in July 2015 Kira was established by an Act of Parliament as a Municipal Council and became operational in financial year 2016/2017 under vote 781.
Divided into three Divisions of Kira, Namugongo and Kira, the Municipality is composed of six Wards/Parishes and forty (40) Cells/Villages.
Geographically Kira Municipality is located in Wakiso District, Central Uganda Buganda Region approximately 10kms from Kampala City the Capital of Uganda. From the East Kira borders Mukono Municipal Council, to the North the Nakiyanja and Nangobe streams that flows into Lwajjali River forms the boundaries. To the South is the Ntole swamp that flows into the South Western direction bordering Kasangati Town Council. While to the West Kawoya and Kinawataka swamps form the boundaries between Kampala and Kira. A section of the Eastern border is formed by boundaries of the Mailo block in Kyadondo near Najjera and Kiwatule- Kungu area. A larger section of boundaries is formed by Walufumbe, Nyanjaladde, Nakalere and Kinawataka streams.
In terms of topography, Kira Municipality is covering an area of approximately 98.83square Kilometers. It is composed of undulating terrain of flat- topped hills. The valleys are occupied by about six regimes of natural drainage channels that form administrative boundaries. In peri- urban areas, the topography is the major factor in determining the land use in that the valleys are mainly used for subsistence agriculture, while upper slopes are used for residence.
1.2 MISSION, THEME, OBJECTIVES
“To ensure sustainable development through efficient and equitable provision of services to the community of Kira Municipal Council.”
Good governance, development and social economic transformation.
“A transformed population with adequate social service in a well planned environment.”
- To reduce the rate at which the poor depend on the environment 20%
- To improve solid waste management
- To provide and increase accessibility to safe water in all wards
- To increase accessibility to health facilities and services
- To increase household incomes by 5% through promotion of small scale enterprises
- To increase the access to quality social service
- To provide quality and timely advice and marketing skills to producers at all levels
- To promote good governance
- To increase ICT and technological application
- To encourage participatory planning at all levels
- To reduce rates of HIV/AIDS infection by 3%
- To increase revenue mobilization to meet planned service delivery levels.
1.2.5 DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
- Improving management and administration
- Improving financial resources mobilization, financial management and financial services
- Increasing quantity and building the capacity of human resources.
- Increasing stock and improving the quality of physical infrastructure.
- Promoting gender quality and equity through gender responsiveness in various government programs
- Facilitating access to critical agricultural production inputs