|District||Kampala Capital City Authority|
|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.
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. 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.
Points of interest
The following points of interest lie in or near Bwaise:
- The Kampala-Gulu Highway - The highway passes through the middle of the neighborhood in a North-South direction.
- Kawempe Division Headquarters.
- Bwaise Central Market and Kalwere Market, the major sources of fresh food and fruits for Kampala City.
- Outspan School Bwaise - A school sponsored by the Northamptonshire Scout Troupe in the United Kingdom
- A branch of Centenary Bank
- The Kampala Northern Bypass Highway, intersects with the Kampala-Gulu Highway in Bwaise.
- The Lubigi wetland has its origins in the swamps in and around Bwaise.
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- "United Kingdom-Uganda Network: Northamptonshire Scouts - Bwaise". Ugandanetwork.org.uk. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- Bakiika, Robert (18 March 2009). "Floods!". New Vision. Retrieved 13 June 2014.[permanent dead link]