project location

This project is located in and around LUWERO Rural areas /  Local villages which  can be discovered  through the countryside and provide genuine Ugandan cultural experiences.

Kampala is the capital and largest city (population of approximately 1.2 million) of Uganda and is just 10 km from Lake Victoria. The city of Kampala offers a alot of attractions such as Uganda Museum,  Ssezibwa Falls, the Ugandan National Theater, the very active Balikuddembe Market and Nakasero Market as well as numerous historical sites that provide glimpses into Uganda’s past. Kampala is said to have been built on seven different hills with each hill representing significance in Uganda’s history.

Luweero District is bordered by Nakasongola District to the north, Kayunga District to the east, Mukono District to the southeast, Wakiso District to the south, and Nakaseke District to the west. The district headquarters at Luweero are approximately 75 kilometres (47 mi), by road, north of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city

Overview

Luweero District was the site of a fierce insurgency by the rebel group National Resistance Army and a brutal counter-insurgency by the government of Milton Obote, known as the Luweero War or the “Bush War”, that left many thousands of civilians dead during the early to mid-1980s. The area affected by the war has come to be known as the Luweero Triangle. In 2005, Nakaseke County was split from Luweero District to form Nakaseke District. Luweero District is administered by the Luweero District Administration, with headquarters at Luweero. There are several town councils within the district, each with its own urban town council:

Bombo

Luweero

Wobulenzi

Bamunanika

Kalagala

Kalule

Ndejje

Ziroobwe

Population

The 1991 national census estimated the population of the district at 255,400. The national census conducted in 2002 estimated the population at 341,300. In 2012, the population was estimated at 440,200.[2] The August 2014 national population census enumerated the population at 458,158.

Economic activities

Agriculture is the mainstay of the district economy. It has been estimated that 85 percent of the district population are engaged in agriculture.