Bugongi, Sheema, Uganda

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Bugongi
Bugongi is located in Uganda
Bugongi
Bugongi
Location in Uganda
Coordinates: 00°38′08″S 30°15′10″E / 0.63556°S 30.25278°E / -0.63556; 30.25278
CountryFlag of Uganda.svg Uganda
RegionWestern Uganda
Sub-regionAnkole sub-region
DistrictSheema District
Elevation
1,545 m (5,069 ft)
Population
 (2014 Census)
 • Total11,547
 • Density318/km2 (820/sq mi)

Bugongi is a town in the Western Region of Uganda. It is an urban center in Sheema District.[1]

Location[edit]

The town is located long the KabwoheKitagata Road, approximately 17 kilometres (11 mi), by road, southwest of Sheema Municipality, where the district headquartered are located.[2] This is approximately 13 kilometres (8 mi), by road, northeast of Kitagata.[3] The coordinates of the town are: 0°38'08.0"S, 30°15'10.0"E (Latitude:-0.635556; Longitude:30.252778).[4] Bugongi is located at an average elevation of 1,545 metres (5,069 ft), above sea level.[5]

Overview[edit]

Bugongi Town Council measures 36.3 square kilometres (14.0 sq mi) or (9,000 acres).[6] It lies along a 30 kilometres (19 mi), dirt road that connects the Mbarara–Ishaka Road to the Ishaka–Kagamba Road.[7] Uganda's president, Yoweri Museveni, has on more than one occasion, promised to tarmac the road that passes through Bugongi and serves as its main street.[8][9]

Population[edit]

As of August 2014, the national census and household survey, enumerated the total population of Bugongi Town Council to be 11,547 people, of whom 5,995 (51.9%) were female and 5,552 (48.1%) were male. At that time, the population density in the town was 318/km2 (820/sq mi).[6]

Health[edit]

Bugongi Health Center III is the main public healthcare facility in the town. However, due the dilapidated nature of the infrastructure, the services offered are below standards and many in the community seek services elsewhere.[10]

Finance[edit]

Bugongi is home to Bugongi Savings and Community Cooperative Organization (Bugongi SACCO), a farmers community cooperative.[11] As of June 2010, Bugongi SACCO had 2,257 members, with USh330 million in share capital (US$132,000), USh220 million (US$88,000) in savings and a loan portfolio of USh626 million (US$250,400).[12]

  • Note: In June 2010, US$1.00 = USh2,500

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Places In The World (9 August 2018). "Bugongi Town Council is a municipality in Sheema in Sheema District in Western Region in Uganda". Places In The World. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  2. ^ Globefeed.com (9 August 2018). "Distance between Kabwohe, Uganda and Bugongi, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  3. ^ Globefeed.com (9 August 2018). "Distance between Bugongi, Uganda and Kitagata, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  4. ^ Google (9 August 2018). "Location of Bugongi, Sheema, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  5. ^ Geoview (9 August 2018). "Elevation of Bugongi, Sheema, Uganda". Geoview.Info. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  6. ^ a b Uganda Bureau of Statistics (November 2014). "National Population and Housing Census 2014: Subcounty Report: Western Region: Sheema District" (PDF). Kampala: Uganda Bureau of Statistics. p. 329. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  7. ^ Globefeed.com (9 August 2018). "Distance between Kabwohe, Uganda and Kitagata, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  8. ^ Alfred Tumushabe, and Colleb Mugume (14 January 2016). "Museveni to tarmac Sheema roads, compensate Muslims" (Cached from the Original). Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  9. ^ Administrator (20 July 2018). "Museveni Campaigns For Elioda In Sheema". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  10. ^ Kabasongora, Mariam (27 May 2015). "Patients Shun Bugongi Health Center III over Deplorable State". Kampala: Uganda Radio Network. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  11. ^ Muganzi, Abraham (29 September 2016). "Government Loans Sheema SACCOs Sh550 Million To Fight Poverty". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  12. ^ Vision Reporter (3 June 2010). "Bushenyi Has The Best Performing SACCOs". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 9 August 2018.

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Coordinates: 00°38′08″S 30°15′10″E / 0.63556°S 30.25278°E / -0.63556; 30.25278