Bunyangabu District

Bunyangabu District
Coordinates: 00°29′N30°12′E / 0.483°N 30.200°E / 0.483; 30.200Coordinates: 00°29′N30°12′E / 0.483°N 30.200°E / 0.483; 30.200
Country   Uganda
Region Western Uganda
Sub-region Toro sub-region
Capital Kibiito
 • District Chairman (LCV) Peter Musinguzi
 (2014 census)
 • Total 171,292[1]
Time zone UTC+3 (EAT)

Bunyangabu District is a district in the Western Region of Uganda. The town of Kibiito is the political and administrative center of the district. However, the town of Rwimi, (pop. 16,256)[2] is the largest and main commercial center of Bunyangabu.[3]

Location [ edit ]

Bunyangabu is bordered by Kabarole District to the north, Kamwenge District to the east, Kasese District to the south and Bundibugyo District to the west.[4] The town of Kibiito, where the district headquarters are located, is approximately 33 kilometres (21 mi), by road, southwest of Fort Portal, the largest city in Toro sub-region.[5] This is approximately 330 kilometres (205 mi), by road, west of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[6]

Overview [ edit ]

Before 1 July 2017, Bunyangabu was a county in neighboring Kabarole District. On that day, the new district became operational. Bunyangabu comprises Rwimi, Kibiito, Buheesi, Kiyombya, Kisomoro, Kabonero, Kateebwa sub-counties and the urban centers of Rwimi, Kibiito and Rubona. During the first 12 months of operations, the new district has been allocated USh12,758,591,000.[3]

Population [ edit ]

The national census and household survey conducted on 27 August 2014, enumerated the population of the district (at that time, Bunyangabu county in Kabarole District) at 171,292 people.[1]

Prominent people [ edit ]

Notable people who hail from Bunyangabu include: (1) Adolf Mwesige, the current area member of parliament and current minister of defence, (2) Peace Mutuuzo, the current Minister of State for Gender and Culture in the Cabinet of Uganda, and (3) the deputy Resident District Commissioner for Kabarole District, Rose Monday Byabasaija.[3]

Administration [ edit ]

On 1 July 2017, the elected 14 sub-county representatives, who represented Bunyangabu county at the Kabarole district council were transferred to Kibiito to form the district council for the new district. On 3 July 2017 the 14 Bunyangabu district councilors elected, from among themselves, Peter Musingiuzi, to serve as interim district chairman (Local Council V chairperson), until the Uganda Electoral Commission can hold district-wide elections. Prior to his current position, Peter Musinguzi served as the secretary for finance in the Kabarole district council.[7]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b UBOS (November 2014). "National Population and Housing Census 2014: Provisional Results: Appendix 3 - Households and Population by Subcounty/ Town Council/Urban Division and Sex, 2014" (PDF). Kampala: Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  2. ^ UBOS (29 November 2014). "The Population of The Regions of the Republic of Uganda And All Cities And Towns of More Than 15,000 Inhabitants". Quoting Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Basiime, Felix (3 March 2017). "Kabarole budgets Shs12 billion for new Bunyangabu District". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  4. ^ GTUN (12 August 2017). "Guide To Uganda: Uganda District Map". Kampala: (GTUN). Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  5. ^ GFC (12 August 2017). "Distance between Kibiito HC IV, Bunyangabu, Western Region, Uganda and Fort Portal, Western Region, Uganda". (GFC). Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  6. ^ GFC (12 August 2017). "Distance between Post Office Building, Kampala Road, Kampala, Uganda and Kibiito HC IV, Bunyangabu, Western Region, Uganda". (GFC). Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  7. ^ Kajubu, Emmanuel (3 July 2017). "Peter Musinguzi Elected Bunyangabu District Interim Chairman". Kampala: Uganda Radio Network. Retrieved 12 August 2017.

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