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Bwaise is located in Kampala
Map of Kampala showing the location of Bwaise.
Coordinates: 00°21′00″N 32°33′40″E / 0.35000°N 32.56111°E / 0.35000; 32.56111
Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Kampala Capital City Authority
Division Kawempe Division
Elevation 1,180 m (3,870 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Bwaise is a neighborhood within Kampala, Uganda's capital, and largest city. Due to lack of proper urban planning, it has grown into a commercial, industrial and residential township with poor infrastructure. The lack of developed infrastructure and poor service provision has exposed the town dwellings and residents to several challenges including flooding and water borne diseases.[1]


Bwaise is bordered by Kawempe to the north, Kyebando to the east, Mulago to the southeast, Makerere to the south and Kasubi to the southwest. This location lies approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi), by road, north of Kampala's central business district.[2] The coordinates of Bwaise are:00 21 00N, 32 33 40E (Latitude:0.3500; Longitude:32.5610).

Bwaise is a slum, one of the poorest areas in the city of Kampala. The Uganda Scouts Association operates a school in Bwaise, called Outspan School Bwaise, with assistance from the Northamptonshire Scout Troupe in the United Kingdom.[3]

Fast population growth has resulted in encroachment on the wetlands, the construction of unplanned buildings and poor drainage systems. These developments have made Bwaise prone to flooding.[4]

Points of interest[edit]

The following points of interest lie in or near Bwaise:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lule, Jeff (11 May 2011). "Bwaise Floods Displace 700 People". New Vision. Archived from the original on 16 June 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Distance Between Kampala and Bwaise with Map". Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "United Kingdom-Uganda Network: Northamptonshire Scouts - Bwaise". Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Bakiika, Robert (18 March 2009). "Floods!". New Vision. Archived from the original on 15 June 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 00°21′00″N 32°33′40″E / 0.35000°N 32.56111°E / 0.35000; 32.56111