Kitikifumba

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Kitikifumba
Kitikifumba is located in Uganda
Kitikifumba
Kitikifumba
Location in Uganda
(Placement on map is approximate)
Coordinates: 00°25′14″N 32°38′05″E / 0.42056°N 32.63472°E / 0.42056; 32.63472Coordinates: 00°25′14″N 32°38′05″E / 0.42056°N 32.63472°E / 0.42056; 32.63472
Country  Uganda
Region Central Region
District Wakiso District
Municipality Kira, Uganda
County Kyaddondo
Constituency Kira Municipality
Government
 • Mayor Julius Mutebi[1]
 • MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda
Elevation 1,160 m (3,810 ft)

Kitikifumba is a neighborhood in Kira Municipality, Kyaddondo County, Wakiso District, in the Central Region of Uganda.[2]

Location[edit]

Kitikifumba is bordered by Bulindo to the east, the village of Kawuku to the south-east, downtown Kira to the south, the village of Seeta to the west, Namavundu to the north-west, and Kitikutwe to the north. This is approximately 3.2 kilometres (2 mi), by road, northwest of downtown Kira, where the town council offices are located.[3] Kitikifumba is approximately 18.2 kilometres (11 mi), by road, north-east of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.[4] The coordinates of Kitikifumba are 0°25'14.0"N, 32°38'05.0"E (Latitude:0.420556; Longitude:32.634722).[5]

Overview[edit]

Up until the 1990s, Kitikifumba and neighboring Bulindo were villages with scattered low income residences and subsistence farms.[6] In 2001, the village was incorporated into Kira Town, the second-largest urban center in Uganda with a population of 313,761, according to the August 2014 national census.[7] During the 21st century, it has developed into an upper middle-class residential neighborhood with scattered business locations among the residences.[6]

In 2011, the government opened the Shimoni Primary Teachers College, which had been relocated from Kampala.[8] The college, built at an estimated cost of US$4 million (UGX:8 billion), has a capacity of 450 student-teachers. During the construction, the Shimoni student-teachers were accommodated at Nyondo Teacher Training College in Mbale.[9][10] The teacher training college opened in January 2011.[2][8]

In January 2018, Shimoni Demonstration School, the teaching school for the Shimoni Primary Teachers College, was opened at Kitikifumba, adjacent to the college.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiggundu, Joseph (4 March 2016). "DP dominates Wakiso District mayoral polls". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Businge, Conan (4 January 2011). "Uganda: New Shimoni Teachers' College Opens in Kira Town". New Vision via AllAfrica.com. Kampala. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  3. ^ GFC (4 August 2017). "Distance between Kira Town, Central Region, Uganda and Kitikifumba Zone, Kira Town, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  4. ^ GFC (4 August 2017). "Distance between Post Office Building, Kampala Road, Kampala, Uganda and Kitikifumba Zone, Kira Town, Uganda". Globefeed.com (GFC). Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  5. ^ Google (4 August 2017). "Location of Kitikifumba, Kira Town Council, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Omongin, Emmy (18 December 2013). "Know your hood : Bulindo, A suburb sprouting from farmland". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  7. ^ UBOS (27 August 2014). "The Population of The Regions of the Republic of Uganda And All Cities And Towns of More Than 15,000 Inhabitants". Citypopulation.de Quoting Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  8. ^ a b Ssenkabirwa, Al-Mahdi (7 January 2011). "Shimoni Teachers College opens". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  9. ^ Etengu, Nathan (24 September 2006). "Shimoni College students relocate". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  10. ^ Namutebi, Joyce (10 September 2010). "Shimoni PTC opens next year". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  11. ^ Nangonzi, Yudaya (25 January 2018). "New Shimoni Demonstration School opens in Kira". The Observer (Uganda). Kampala. Retrieved 15 February 2018. 

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