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District Profile

Chief Administrative Officer - Mr. Mawejje Andrew

Phone Contact: 0454433458

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Area of coverage: It lies between the longitudes of 340 E, 350E and latitudes 000450N with land area of 534.4 square km and population density of about 620 persons per square Km

Administrative Structures: It is administered through politically established and civil service structures. The political wing is headed by the elected LCV Chairman who heads council which is the highest political authority with both legislative and executive powers and the technical wing is headed by the Chief Administrative Officer who supervises all the civil servants in the district. Management is spread in the district under the following local Government/ administrative units; 1 Municipality with 3 divisions, 1 county with 19 Sub Counties, 126 parishes and 869 villages.

Population: The district has an estimated population of about 428,800 people of which 90% live in rural areas and 10% live in urban and peri urban areas with the number of females almost equalling the number of males.

Sector Specific

Health Sector: Mbale district’s health system is served by a total number of 45 Health facilities which are both privately and government owned. There are 3 health sub-districts in Mbale; Bungokho North, Bungokho South and the Municipal, which is semi-autonomous.

Education Sector:The district has a total of 104 rural government primary schools that had an enrolment of 76,884 pupils by the end of Feb 2008 of which 37,746 are boys and 39,138 girls. There are also 18 private primary schools and 10 pre-primary schools.

Community Services: The OVC service provider mapping report (2007) reveals that Mbale district had forty six (46) organizations providing services to OVC; reaching a total of 9,088 OVC with a range of services

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SDS News

  • SDS Knowledge Resource Centre
    Over the first four years of SDS, the Programme has made substantial investment in the development of technical resources for use in strengthening the core aspects of local government performance. These technical resources have been used in the delivery of technical assistance, informing local government reforms and refining the skills of local government officials. Click the link above to access them.
  • Symposium on Innovations in Local Government Social Service Delivery
    SDS coordinated a symposium for USAID—in partnership with the Ministry of Local Government—on February 5–6, at the Protea Hotel in Kampala. The symposium’s theme was Thinking Differently: Innovations in Local Government Social Service Delivery.

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