Namisindwa District

Namisindwa District
Coordinates: 00°49′N34°23′E / 0.817°N 34.383°E / 0.817; 34.383Coordinates: 00°49′N34°23′E / 0.817°N 34.383°E / 0.817; 34.383
Country Uganda
Region Eastern Region
Sub-region Bugisu sub-region
Capital Namisindwa Town Council
 (July 2016 Estimate)
 • Total 178,746.[1]
Time zone UTC+3 (EAT)

Namisindwa District is a district in the Eastern Region of Uganda. The town of Bupoto is the district headquarters.[2]

Location [ edit ]

Namisindwa District is bordered by Bududa District to the north, Kenya to the east and south, Tororo District to the south-west, and Manafwa District to the west. The district headquarters at Bupoto are located approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi), by road, south-east of Mbale, the largest city of in the sub-region.[3]

Overview [ edit ]

Namisindwa District became operational on 1 July 2017.[4] Prior to that the new district was "East Bubulo County" in Manafwa District.[2] The rationale for creating the new district was (a) to bring services closer to the people and (b) create jobs and reduce youth unemployment.[2]

As of August 2015, the district had 80 schools. The district terrain in described as "hilly", and prone to soil erosion during the rainy season. The gravel roads need frequent maintenance.[2] The Bumbobi–Bubulo–Lwakhakha Road traverses the district in a general northwest to southeast direction.[5]

Population [ edit ]

In 2009, the population of Namisindwa District (Bubulo County East), was estimated at approximately 177,000.[2] In July 2016, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the district population at approximately 178,746.[1]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b UBOS (1 July 2016). "Manafwa District Parliamentary Constituencies as of 1st July 2016" (PDF). Kampala: Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e Vision Reporter (11 March 2009). "Creation of Namisindwa district approved". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  3. ^ GFC (28 October 2017). "Distance between Mbale, Eastern Region, Uganda and Bupoto Primary School, Bubulo, Eastern Region, Uganda". (GFC). Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  4. ^ Moses Mulondo, and Mary Karugaba (18 August 2015). "Cabinet approves creation of 22 new districts". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  5. ^ GFC (15 July 2015). "Road Distance Between Bumbobi And Lwakhakha With Interactive Map". (GFC). Retrieved 15 July 2015.

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