Districts of Uganda
Since 2005, the Ugandan government has been in the process of dividing districts into smaller units. This decentralization is intended to prevent resources from being distributed primarily to chief towns and leaving the remainder of each district neglected.
Each district is further divided into counties and municipalities, and each county is further divided into sub-counties. The head elected official in a district is the chairperson of the Local Council five (usually written with a Roman numeral V).
In September 2015, the Ugandan Parliament created 23 new districts, to be phased in over the next four years:
|Date effective||New district||Parent district|
|1 July 2016||Kagadi||Kibaale|
|1 July 2017||Namisindwa||Manafwa|
|1 July 2018||Nabilatuk||Nakapiripirit|
|1 July 2019||Obongi||Moyo|
- Regions of Uganda
- Uganda Local Governments Association
- ISO 3166-2 codes for Ugandan regions and districts
References and notes
- "UG – Uganda". ISO 3166. ISO. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
- "Ministry of Local Government Fact Sheet" (PDF). MOLG. 1 July 2017. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
- Ocwich, Denis (7 August 2005). "Can Uganda's economy support more districts?". New Vision.
- "Uganda Districts". statoids.com.
- "National Population and Housing Census 2014 Main Report" (PDF). Uganda Bureau of Statistics.
- "Uganda Work Plan" (PDF).
- Website of Ministry of Local Government
- Members of Parliament
- District Profile At Statoids.com
- Uganda Bureau of Statistics
- Uganda - UBOS Districts Shapefile