The Uganda Local Governments’ Association (ULGA) is the National Association of Local Governments of Uganda. It is a private, non- government, voluntary and non-profit-making Body.
ULGA was established as Uganda Local Authorities Association (ULAA) in 1994. This was at a time when Government had started the Decentralization Policy and was in process of making the new Constitution of 1995. The District Chairpersons then, representing their respective Local Governments established the Uganda Local Authorities Association (ULAA) on 14th April1994 at Uganda Management Institute, Kampala to lobby and advocate for their members with a stronger voice, and in order to address Local Governments’ concerns within a wider context, on 1st October 2004, at their Annual General Meeting in Mbarara, the ULAA members agreed and changed the name of their Association to Uganda Local Governments Association (ULGA), to embrace the concerns of all LGs, even those coming from Affiliate members.