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About Bukomansimbi

District Local Government

The district has a total land area of about 589.93sq kms.  The landscape and topography in general is rolling and undulating with vertical gully heads and valley bottom swamps including streams flowing to lakes and rivers.  Most parts of the district are dotted with the hills.

Location

Bukomansimbi District is situated about 153 kms from Kampala and 65kms away from the equator towards the south and lies between 00 25 south, and 340 east, having an average altitude of 1150m above sea level.  

 

Size & Topography

The district has a total land area of about 589.93sq kms.  The landscape and topography in general is rolling and undulating with vertical gully heads and valley bottom swamps including streams flowing to lakes and rivers.  Most parts of the district are dotted with the hills.

Vegetation

The total geographical area of the district is about 599.7sq km. 60008 hectares of land is under cultivation. The small portion is covered by wetlands and marshlands.The district doesn’t have gazetted forests but has private owned forest plantation.

Political and Administrative Structures

The District Council is the highest political authority in the district. It has 17 members headed by a District Local Council Chairperson. The technical team at the district is under eleven sectors and headed by the Chief Administrative Officer. The district is comprised of two counties, one Town Council and 4 rural sub-counties. There are 24 parishes and 254 village councils. The table below indicates the administrative units in the District.

Social-Economic Infrastructure

Road Network

Economic Infrastructure

Economic Activities

Uganda Roads Authority maintains 90 km; Bukalasa- Kgologolo-Ssembabule road (30km), Miwula- Kingazi- Kagologolo road (40km) and Kyabakuza-kyogya- Swamp road (20km)
Uganda Road Fund, funds the maintenance of road network in the district as shown below every year.
1. District roads (354.4 Km )
2. Bukomansimbi T/C (92 Km)

Bukomansimbi District is endowed with good climate and an industrious population. With this, coupled with the rich natural resource base, a lot of economic activities are taking place in the District. The major ones are Agriculture, livestock keeping, and trade, with Coffee and maize farming being the most important activities in terms of revenue contribution to the District.

Agriculture is the major economic activity in Bukomansimbi district. Majority of farmers are small holders who grow both perennial and annual crops. The perennial crops include Banana, Coffee, and Tea, while the annuals include maize, sweet potatoes, beans, cassava and groundnuts. The annual crops are mostly grown for home consumption. The annual crops are mostly grown for home consumption

Staffing Levels at the District

Traditional Staff
Health Workers
Teachers (Primary)
Teachers (Secondary)