Overview

THE DISTRICT PROFILE

Historical Background

 

Kalangala District was made a district in 1989, having been a sub-district of Masaka District. The district was fully decentralised in 1996 and has since registered political stability and advancement, with the three C’s (Consultation, Coordination and Communication) as the districtvalues and the cores of service delivery.

Administrative units in Kalangala District include:

      • 2 Counties;
      • 6 sub counties;
      • 1 Town council;
  • Current (2013) population estimate is 70,760 people.
  • The District currently has 15 Health facilities (2 HC IVs, 6 HC IIIs, and 7 HC IIs.
  • Economic activities are fishing and farming (Oil palm growing).
  • Made up with 84 islands, 7 islands are with health facilities.

 

 Location and Size

Kalangala District is situated in Southwestern Uganda between longitudes 32o01’ East and 32o52' East and latitudes 0o10' South and 1o00' South. It shares boundaries with Mpigi and Wakiso Districts in the North, Mukono District in the East, the United Republic of Tanzania in the South, Masaka and Rakai Districts in the West. The district is entirely made up of 84 islands widely scattered in Lake Victoria over a total area of 9,066.8 sq. km, of which 432.1 sq. km (4.8%) is land and the rest is water mass.  The district is accessible by road and motor vehicle through Bukakata(an inland port in Masaka district) to Luku(an inland port in Kalangala district) using the Bukakata- Luku Ferry.  Via the Northern route i.e. from Entebbe (Nakiwogo Landing), there are steamer (MV Kalangala) services to Kalangala Town Council (Lutoboka Landing). Kasenyi and Kitubulu landing sites, in Wakiso District, are also major gateways into the district using private means of water transport.

Distribution of islands and Administrative Units

Tables 1.3 and 1.4 show the distribution of islands and administrative unit by lower local governments

 

Table 1.3: Distribution of islands by Local Governments by Administrative Units

COUNTY

SUB-COUNTY

No. of ISLANDS

NAMES OF ISLANDS

 

Bujumba

Bujumba

13

Buggala main-island, Bubembe, Bunyama, Buyigi, Luwungulu, Kibibi, Mukalanga, Bulega-omunene, Landa, Bulega-omutono, Kalambide, Nkusa and Linzira.

Mugoye

4

Buggala main-island, Mweza, Namubega and Mukubi

Kalangala T C

1

Entirely found on Buggala main-island

Sub-Total

 

16

 

 

Kyamuswa

 

 

Kyamuswa

 

 

 

 

 

Kyamuswa

 

12

Bukasa, Bunjazi, Luserera, Kamukulu, Nabwenkulume, Lugazi, Matanda, KitemuLuzira, Sekazinga I   Sekazinga II and Nabusonko

Bufumira

24

Buyovu, Bufumira, Lulamba, Bugaba, Serinya, Bukone, Buwuvu, Kitobo,Banda,  Semuganja-omunene, Mbugwe,  Semuganja-omutono, Kibibi,  Ziru, Ssekibanga/Kayanja, Lwamaiba, Sanyu, Mawanyi-omunene, Kabale, Kakidde, Mawanyi-omutono, Lwalanda, Luke,  and Nsirwe

Bubeke

5

Bubeke, Jaana, Buyange, Nkese and Mirigi

 

Mazinga

 

27

Buggala, Kirugu, Funve, Lujjabwa, Nkose, Banda-omunene, Nkovu,

Banda-omutono, Kyeserwa, Miyana, Ndive-omunene, Ndive-omutono,  Ngabo-omunene, Linga, Ssentima, KasajjaNgabo-omutono, Lukyusa, Kkuye,  Buwe, Lubungo, Mitunsi(1,2,3), Lugazi, Mawu, Gansove-omunene, Gansove-omutono and Kabulattaka

Sub-total

7

68

Grand total: 16 +68 = 84 islands

Note:KalangalaTown Council, Mugoye and Bujumba sub-counties share BuggalaMainIsland.

COUNTY

SUB-COUNTY (LCIII)

PARISH (LCII)

No. of  Villages

Names of Villages (LCI)

 

 

 

 

Bujumba

Bujumba

 

Bujumba

4

Kibanga-Buligo, Kulugulu, Buswa, Bujumba-Buyoga,

Bwendero

6

Bwendero, Bweza-Dajje, Malanga-Kaazi, Buyiri, Mukalanga, Bwamba

Bunyama

7

Kivunza, Bubembe, Lwabaswa, Kisujju, Bunyama-Kagoonya, Buyigi, Kikuyege

Mulabana

6

Kasamba, Buyingu-Nakatiba, Mulabana, Lwabaleega, Mabigo

Sub-total

 

23

 

Mugoye

Kayunga

7

Bumangi, Kizira, Busanga, Njoga, Buyindi-Nateete, Kasenyi, Banga-Kagolomolo

Bbeta

8

Kasekulo, Kikwayu, Kibaale, Mutambala, Mulole, Bbungo, Bbeta, Ssenero

Kagulube

5

Bugoma, Kagulube, Kibanga, Maboga, Lusozi-Buziga

Sub-total

 

20

 

 

Kalangala T C

Kalangala ‘A’

2

Buggala and Kibanga

Kalangala ‘B’

5

Kalangala, Kizzi, Mwena, Kanyogoga, Lutoboka,

 

Sub-total

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

Kyamuswa

Kyamuswa

Buwanga

5

Ntuwa-Bunjaazi, Buwanga, Buswaga, Lwanabatya, Lukuba

Buzingo

4

Nakibanga, Kisaba, Buwazi, Buzingo

Sub-total

 

9

 

Bufumira

Bufumira

8

Ssemawundo, Kkusu, Mukaka, Kaazi-Bugaba, Lulindi, Bufumira, Lwamayiba, Kyankolokolo

Lulamba

11

Kamesse, Kachanga, Kagoonya, Banda, Kitobo, Sserinya-Bbosa, Misonzi, Bugobe, Luwungulu, Kaaya, Kafuna.

Sub-total

 

19

 

Bubeke

Bubeke

7

Kande, Misisi, Buyange, Nkese, Lwaazi, Bulega, Namisoke

Jaana

3

Nalukandudde, Kiku, Lwaazi

Sub-total