District location in Uganda
|• Total||1,747 km2 (675 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,400 m (4,600 ft)|
|• Density||91.5/km2 (237/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
Kyegegwa District is bordered by Kibaale District to the north, Mubende District to the east, Kiruhura District to the south, Kamwenge District to the south-west, and Kyenjojo District to the north-west. Kyegegwa is approximately 110 kilometres (68 mi), east of Fort Portal, the largest town in the Toro sub-region.
Kyegegwa District was created by an act of the Ugandan Parliament, on 1 July 2009. Before then, the district was part of Kyenjojo District. Kyegegwa District is part of the Toro sub-region, which is coterminous with Toro Kingdom.
In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at 63,500. The national census in 2002 estimated the population at 110,900. In 2012, the mid-year population was estimated at 159,800.
The Current District Chairperson is John Kisoke Byamukama elected for 2016-2021 on NRM ticket.
The economic activities
- Livestock farming
- cultivation mainly;maize, bananas,fruits,beans,groundnuts,cassava,millet,iris potatoes,sweet potatoes.
- Aquaculture/Fish farming
- Business in agricultural produce and livestock
One of the major sources of income of Kyegegwa is markets, mainly the Rwensasi market, located in Ruyonza sub-county, Kyaka South, Kyegegwa district. It is in the southwestern part of the district, 12 km along Kyegegwa-Katonga road.
Rwensasi market is a farmers' group business [Mpara Farmers Association] initiated by Katuramu George William in 1998. It was formed after the closure of Nyarubabo market in 1992, due to east-coast fever.
Rwensasi market contributes 60% of Ruyonza sub county and 40% of Kyegegwa district.
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