Kibuku District

Kibuku District is a district in Eastern Uganda and its one of the poorest districts in Uganda. It is named after its ‘chief town’, Kibuku, where the district headquarters are located and where Beacon of Hope Uganda’s Kibuku offices are found.

Kibuku town is the chief municipal, administrative and commercial center of Kibuku District. It is located approximately 53 kilometres (33 mi), by road, west of Mbale, the largest city in the sub-region. This location is approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi), by road, northeast of Kampala, the capital of Uganda and the largest city in the country. Kibuku does not yet appear on most publicly available maps, as of December 2010.

Kibuku District is bordered by Pallisa District to the north, Budaka District to the east, Butaleja District to the south, and Namutumba District to the west.

POPULATION

The national census in 1991 estimated the district population at about 91,200. The next census in 2002 estimated the population of the district at about 128,200. In 2012, the population of Kibuku District was estimated at approximately 181,700.

ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES

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