Kaliro District

Kaliro District is a district in the Eastern Region of Uganda and one of the poorest districts in Uganda. Kaliro town is the site of the district headquarters and home of Beacon of Hope Uganda offices in the area is also the main municipal, administrative, and commercial center of Kaliro District.

Kaliro District borders Serere District to the north, across Lake Nakuwa, one, of the lakes that comprise the Lake Kyoga water complex. Pallisa District lies to the northeast, Namutumba District to the southeast, Iganga District to the south, Luuka District to the southwest, and Buyende District to the northwest. The town of Kaliro is approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi), by road, north of Iganga, the nearest large town and this is approximately 153 kilometres (95 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city.

POPULATION

In 1991, the national population census estimated the population of the district at 105,100. The 2002 Uganda national census put the population at approximately 154,700, of whom 49.5 percent were males and 50.5 percent were females. The annual population growth rate was calculated at 3.5%. In 2012, the population of Kaliro District was estimated at 216,500.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

Agriculture (subsistence and commercial), is the mainstay of the district economy. Crop agriculture involves the following crops: Sugarcanes, Sweet bananas, Oranges,  Maize, Sweet potatoes, Beans, Groundnuts and Cassava