Njeru

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Njeru
Njeru is located in Uganda
Njeru
Njeru
Map of Uganda showing the location of Njeru.
Coordinates: 0°25′52″N 33°08′52″E / 0.43111°N 33.14778°E / 0.43111; 33.14778Coordinates: 0°25′52″N 33°08′52″E / 0.43111°N 33.14778°E / 0.43111; 33.14778
Country Uganda
RegionCentral Region
DistrictBuikwe District
CountyBuikwe County
ConstituencyBuikwe North
Government
 • Member of ParliamentKakoba Onyango
Elevation
1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Population
 (2020 Estimate)
 • Total178,800[1]
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Njeru is a town in Buikwe District, in the Central Region of Uganda. It is the largest town in the district. It is mainly a residential town. However, it hosts industries such as East African Packaging Solutions Limited, a manufacturer of paper packaging supplies, Nile Breweries Limited, a subsidiary of AB InBev and Nyanza Textile Industries Limited (Nytil), a textile manufacturer.[2]

Location[edit]

Njeru is located approximately 38 kilometres (24 mi) northeast of Buikwe, where the district headquarters are located.[3] This location lies about 7.5 kilometres (5 mi) west of downtown Jinja.[4] The town is located across the River Nile from the city of Jinja and is functionally a suburb of that city. The coordinate of Njeru Town Council are:0°25'52.0"N, 33°08'52.0"E (Latitude:0.431111; Longitude:33.147778).[5]

Economic activity[edit]

There are several industries and businesses located in Njeru that provide employment to a significant number of people and contribute significantly to the economy of Uganda. These include but are not limited to:[5]

1. Nile Breweries Limited, a subsidiary of SAB Miller, based in South Africa and ultimately of AB InBev of Belgium

2. Nalubaale Power Station - Installed Capacity 180 MW, owned by the Ugandan government. Operated under concession by Eskom (Uganda), a subsidiary of Eskom

3. East African Packaging Solutions - A 50/50 Joint Venture between the Madhvani Group and Graphic Systems Limited.[6]

4. Nile Vocational Institute - A Technical College with over 100 Students founded by German Charity Kindernothilfe

5. Vitafoam Industries - A Factory Manufacturing Mattresses.

6. Njeru Stock Farm - Formerly a government Livestock Farm, now Used as an Army Detach.

7. Nytil Picfare - The biggest garments factory in Uganda, making garments out of locally grown organic cotton.[2]

Transportation[edit]

Both the old Kampala-Jinja Highway and the new Kampala–Jinja Expressway, pass through Njeru and are part of the northern corridor of the Trans-Africa Highway. The Kampala–Jinja Expressway connects to the Source of the Nile Bridge in Njeru.[7]

Population[edit]

In 2014, the national population census put the population of Njeru at 159,549. In 2020, UBOS estimated the population of Njeru at 178,800 people. The population agency calculated the average annual growth rate of the town's population at 1.97 percent every year, between 2014 and 2020.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Uganda Bureau of Statistics (14 June 2020). "Population of Njeru Town, Buikwe District, Central Region, Uganda" (Citypopulation.de Quoting Uganda Bureau of Statistics). Citypopulation.de. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b Ismail Musa Ladu (17 April 2016). "Nytil Is Moving Up The Textile Ladder After A Turbulent Past". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  3. ^ Google (5 January 2021). "Road Distance Between Buikwe And Njeru" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  4. ^ Google (5 January 2021). "Road Distance Between Downtown Jinja, Uganda And Njeru, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  5. ^ a b Google (5 January 2021). "Location of Njeru Town, Buikwe District, Central Region, Uganda" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  6. ^ Kakira Sugar Works (5 January 2021). "Madhvani Group: Packaging - East African Packaging Solutions Limited". Kakira Sugar Works. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  7. ^ Donald Kiirya (28 September 2018). "Jinja's New Bridge Ready". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 5 January 2021.

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