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Mpererwe is located in Kampala
Map of Kampala showing the location of Mpererwe.
Coordinates: 00°22′55″N 32°34′31″E / 0.38194°N 32.57528°E / 0.38194; 32.57528
Country  Uganda
Region Central Region
District Kampala Capital City Authority
Division Kawempe Division
Elevation 1,200 m (3,900 ft)
Time zone UTC+3 (EAT)

Mpererwe is a neighborhood in the city of Kampala, Uganda's capital city. Sometimes it is spelled as Mpereerwe.


Mpererwe is in Kawempe Division in northern Kampala. It is bordered by Katalemwa in Wakiso District to the north, Kisaasi to the east, Kanyanya to the south, and Kawempe to the west. This location is approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi), by road, north of Kampala's central business district.[1] The coordinates of Mpererwe are 0°22'55.0"N 32°34'31.0"E (Latitude:0.381950; Longitude:32.575275).[2]


Mpererwe is a trading centre that is gradually turning into a busy commercial area. Schools, gas stations, small-scale factories, hospitals, and a cinema hall are in this neighborhood. In up to 50 percent of homes, backyard urban agriculture is practiced.[3][4] Because of the rapid urbanisation rate coupled with high unemployment, particularly among young people, the area is prone to crime.[5] Despite those challenges, the neighborhood remains close-knit, with a modest cost of living compared to other areas of the city.[6]

Points of interest[edit]

These points of interest are located within Mpererwe or near its borders:

  • Mpererwe Church of Uganda Primary School - A mixed, day, elementary school, affiliated with the Church of Uganda[7]
  • St. Stephen's Mpererwe Hospital - A private 100-bed community hospital affiliated with the Church of Uganda
  • Katalemwa Cheshire Home - A rehabilitation center for children with severe orthopaedic, spinal and mental disabilities. Operated under contract by the Good Samaritan Sisters, under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kampala.[8]
  • Kampala Capital City Authority Landfill - located at Kiteezi, near Mpererwe[9]
  • Faikha Senior Secondary School - A private, non-residential secondary school (S1-S4), affiliated with the Islamic Faith

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Map Showing Central Kampala And Mpererwe With Distance Marker". Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  2. ^ Google, . "Location of Mpererwe At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  3. ^ Ndawula Kalema, Andrew (10 December 2013). "Urban Farming Is The Answer To Many of Our Problems". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  4. ^ Kato, Joshua (19 August 2009). "Uganda: How to Exploit the Benefits of Backyard Farming". New Vision via Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  5. ^ Jeff Andrew Lule (7 February 2014). "Robbers Hiding Behind Graduation Gowns". New Vision. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  6. ^ Akumu, Patience (17 August 2011). "Difference Between Naalya And Mpererwe". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  7. ^ Emorut, Francis (15 June 2007). "Reading Tent Goes to Mpererwe". New Vision. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  8. ^ Womakuyu, Frederick (19 May 2011). "Katalemwa, A Miracle for Handicapped Children". New Vision. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  9. ^ Kaujju, Peter (17 February 2013). "Here's The Truth About Kiteezi Landfill". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 19 June 2014.

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Coordinates: 00°22′55″N 32°34′31″E / 0.38194°N 32.57528°E / 0.38194; 32.57528