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Developing Africa

Serving communities of Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda

with an emphasis on helping the dispossessed.


About Mukono, Uganda

Overview

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Location
Administrative units
Dempgraphics
Status
Tourist attractions
Disease
Development

Mukono District

Location

Mukono District is broadly situated either side of the main highway between Kampala and Jinja. The town of Mukono lies on that road and is approximately 27 kilometres (17 mi), by road, east of Kampala, the capital and largest city of Uganda.  The proximity of the district to Kampala and Jinja bestows none of the benefits associated with major towns, cities or highways.

Administrative units

The district is composed of Mukono County, the Mukono Munincipal Council, and the Nakifuma Council.

Demographics

According to the 2014 national census provisional results, the district had a population of about 561,954, of whom 45 percent were males and 55 percent were females. 

A majority of adolescent girls and young women, orphans and vulnerable children in this area, have limited to no opportunities to participate in decisions concerning their wellbeing because of their vulnerability (usually due to poverty and gender) or their age. As a result of the lack of sources of income, they are unable to meet their most basic needs.

Status

Despite success in sectors such as tourism, Uganda in general and Mukono District in particular remains among the least developed and poorest areas in the world. The majority of the population lives on less than $1 per day and the incidence of poverty is not decreasing. Agriculture remains vital to the economy, with 80% of the population deriving some part of their income from this source.

Tourist attractions

The district is blessed with a favorable climate, abundant rainfall, rich flora and fauna, and proximity to urban areas. The major tourist attractions in the district include the following:

         Lake Victoria

         Sezibwa Falls

         River Sezibwa,

         Ngamba Islands

         Ssekabaka Kintu's Palace

         Nabitimba Cultural

         Hornsleth Village Project

Disease

The three most reported diseases in Mukono are:

         Malaria

o   Due to the climate in the area mosquitoes are prevalent most of the year. Numerous attempts have been made to inoculate or distribute nets but Malaria continues to be a debilitating illness.

         Pneumonia and Tuberculosis

o   Large unsealed surfaces and the use of open fires for cooking make pneumonia and tuberculosis major problems in the area. There are few low smoke, high efficiency fires in the area.

         HIV/AIDS

o   According to UNAIDS estimates, AIDS-related mortality among adolescents has increased by 50% over the past seven years, but fell for all other age groups. Two out of three people aged 0–14 lack access to HIV treatment worldwide, and recent data collected from sub-Saharan Africa indicate that only 10% of young men and 15% of young women (15–24 years) are aware of their HIV status.

 

Development

A lack of professional skills is a key obstacle to development in rural Mukono Communities and it hinders the population from actively improving their lives sustainably, especially at community levels.

Model farming

Teaching modern methods

Local knowledge is fast disappearing from the communities. EACO Friendly has a solution which provides recent learning with apprenticeships with those communities....More

Health Centres

Care in the community

People often have to walk vast distances to get medical attention. EACO Friendly wants to provide health services in each community centre to provide quick and easy access to medical services...More

Education

Learning for all

Education is often unaffordable and is not compulsory. EACO Friendly  has a business case to solve this issue.

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Energy

Renewable Electricity

The UN has said that all will have access to energy by 2030. EACO Friendly has a solution to this now.

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Logistics

Sustainable Transport

Providing transport links to the often under supported communities in Mukono...

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Tourism

Cash for the community

EACO Friendly Honey is the first venture for EACO Friendly and will process honey for the community.... More

Value Added Products

Regular Income

A business best survives with higher prices and constant income...

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Water

Well delivery

We could spend all our efforts getting water to everyone in the communities. EACO Friendly has a plan to achieve this.

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Duck Farming

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Agroforestry 



Livestock Farming