Mukono Town

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Mukono
Mukono, Uganda
Mukono, Uganda
Mukono is located in Uganda
Mukono
Mukono
Map of Uganda showing the location of Mukono.
Coordinates: 00°21′36″N 32°45′00″E / 0.36000°N 32.75000°E / 0.36000; 32.75000
Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Mukono District
Area
 • Total 31.4 km2 (12.1 sq mi)
Elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Population (2011 Estimate)
 • Total 59,000
 • Density 1,879/km2 (4,870/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Mukono Town is a municipality in Mukono District, Central Uganda. The town is administered by Mukono Town Council, an Urban Local Government within Mukono District Administration.[1][2] Mukono Town has links to the English town Guildford.

Location[edit]

Mukono Town is bordered by Kalagi to the north, Kira Town to the west, Lake Victoria to the south and Lugazi to the east. It lies 27 kilometres (17 mi) east of the central business district of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[3] The town occupies approximately 31.4 square kilometres (12.1 sq mi) of land area. The coordinates of the town of Mukono are:00 21 36N, 32 45 00E (Latitude:0.3600; Longitude:32.7500).[4]

Demographics[edit]

Mukono is one of Uganda's fastest growing urban areas.[5] The 2002 national census estimated the population of the town at 46,506. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS), estimated the population at about 57,400.[6] In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population of Mukono at 59,000.[7]

Administrative Units[edit]

Mukono Town is divided into four administrative units called Wards. These are:

  • Ggulu
  • Nsuube
  • Namumira
  • Ntaawo

Organizational structure[edit]

The political head of the Town is the Mayor who is elected to a five-year term by universal adult suffrage using a secret ballot across all the four wards. The supreme policy-making organ in the town is the Town Council, composed of twenty eight (28) elected councilors. Members of the Town Council serve terms of four years each.[8]

The technical staff of the Town Council are headed by the Town Clerk under whom there are four municipal departments namely:

  • Management Department
  • Treasury Department
  • Public Health Department
  • Engineering Department

Landmarks[edit]

The landmarks within the town limits or close to the edges of town include:

Other points of interest[edit]

Other points of interest in Mukono include the following: (a) A branch of Barclays Bank (b) A branch of Bank of Baroda (c) A branch of Centenary Bank (d) A branch of Ecobank (e) A branch of Equity Bank (f) A branch of Finance Trust Bank(g) A branch of Global Trust Bank (h) A branch of Stanbic Bank (i) A branch of United Bank for Africa (j) A branch of Pride Microfinance Limited (k) A branch of DFCU bank (l) A branch of FINCA Uganda (m) Abacus Parenteral Drugs Limited (APDL) - A pharmaceutical company that manufactures intravenous fluids and sterile water for use in injections, ear drops and eye drops.[9]

David Kato[edit]

On 26 January 2011 Ugandese gay rights activist David Kato was murdered in his house in Mukono.

Contacts[edit]

  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 201 Mukono, Uganda
  • Office: +256-414-290-359

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 0°21′12″N 32°45′19″E / 0.35333°N 32.75528°E / 0.35333; 32.75528