Where We Work
RRAC currently performs its activities in Eastern Uganda particularly Bugabula South in Kitayunjwa, Namaganda areas Kamuli district. Kamuli District is bordered by Buyende to the north, Luuka to the east, Jinja to the south and Kayunga to the west. The district headquarters at Kamuli are located approximately 74 kilometers (46 mi), by road, north of Jinja, the largest city in region. The coordinates of the district are: 00 55N, 33 06E.
As of December 2002, Kamuli District had a population of about 712,000 (2002 population census) with a population density of 236 persons/km². Males comprise 40.5% of the population and females make up 59.5%. The population growth rate is estimated at 5.1% per year. In 2006, Kaliro District, with a population of 153,513 people in 2002, was split off Kamuli District to form a separate district. That left 558,487 people (712,000 – 153,513) in 2002 numbers in the new Kamuli District. In 2010, Buyende District, whose 2002 population was approximately 191,266, was also peeled off to form a separate district. That left 372,221 people (558,487 – 191,266) in 2002 numbers. It is estimated that as of 2010, the population of Kamuli District has grown to about 554,100. (See Table below)
Kamuli District Population Trends
Year Estimated Population
Ethnicity and Language
Kamuli District is a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society, with the predominant ethnic group being the Basoga with who comprise 76% of the population. The Iteso make up 3.9% and the Banyoro and Bagubgu together make up 1.8%. Other Ugandan ethnicity make up the rest (18.3%). The predominantly language spoken in Kamuli District is Lusoga, with some Luganda and English. The district is part of Busoga sub- region which is coterminous with the Kingdom of Busoga. In 2002, the sub-region was home to an estimated 2.5 million people, according to the national census conducted that year. The districts that constitute Busoga sub-region include the following: Bugiri, Buyende, Iganga, Jinja, Kaliro, Kamuli, Luuka, Mayuge, Namayingo district.
Problems Faced by the region
The areas faces problems of poor Public services, i.e. health facilities, transportation network, schools, wells, among others a thing that makes it hard for local people to transport produces to nearby urban centers to sale their products, at the same time these factors hinders children’s movement to schools since they have to travel for long distances and as a result they miss out with school.
- Hygiene is poor in the region, this results to wide spread of diseases and and disorders.
- Illiteracy due to school drop outs and no schooling at all.
- Early marriages.
- Child Labor.
- Total Poverty.
and many more…
Thought there is no any single or multi factors which can help to end all the facing needs, ” your help is a very big venture to limit the spread and coming up of other factors.”