Investment Profiles

Adjumani Distrist

Adjumani is one of the districts in the North-Western region of Uganda. It is bordered by Moyo district in the North, Arua and Yumbe in the west, and Amuru District in the south and east. More than 70% of the Adjumani population is fully occupied in peasant farming including crop and livestock farming. The remaining population (around 30%) are mainly in salaried employment and other non-agricultural activities such as commodity trade, boda boda transport business, market vending, petty trading and services. Read more…

Arua District

Arua district lies in the North-Western Corner of Uganda. It is bordered by Maracha district in the North West; Yumbe in the North East; Democratic Republic of Congo in the West; Nebbi in the South; Zombo in the South East; and Amuru district in the East.The economy of Arua depends mainly on agriculture which employs over 80% of the households1. Of those employed in agriculture, 86% are engaged in the crop sector, 0.6% in animal rearing, and 0.9% in fishing. Both food and cash crops are grown. The major food crops include cassava, beans, groundnuts, simsim, millet and maize. Tobacco is the major cash crop and is the main source of livelihood for majority of the population in the district. There is renewed interest in the promotion of coffee production in many areas of the district now. Read more…

Hoima District

Hoima District is located in the mid-western region of Uganda. It shares boarders with Masindi and Buliisa Districts in the North, Kyankwazi District in the East, and Kibaale District in the South. The district stretches to the national boundary of DRC in the Western. The District Headquarters is situated at Hoima Municipal Council, a road distance of about 220 km from Kampala. It has risen to become a major destination for the country thought after investment following the discovery of crude oil. Read more…

Isingiro District

The District is endowed with variety natural resources namely; Lakes, Rivers, Minerals, sand, clay, stones There are permanent and seasonal water bodies. Major permanent water bodies are Kagera and Rwizi River and Lakes Nakivale and Mburo and Oruchinga, while the wetlands occupy around 2% of the total land area. The district has ample water sources for developing irrigation schemes and water reservoirs for crop and livestock production. Read more…

Kamwenge District

Kamwenge District lies in Western Uganda It is bordered by Kasese district in the west, Kabarole in the north west and extreme north, Kyenjojo and Kyegegwa in north and north east, Kiruhura in the east, Ibanda in the east and south east and Rubirizi in south west. Agriculture is the main economic activity and source of livelihood in the district. Bananas dominate the grown and traded crops, followed by Maize, Cassava and Sweet potatoes. Other crops, Sorghum, Millet, Groundnuts, Beans, Tea, Coffee, Cotton, Tomatoes, Cabbage, Onions, and Pineapples are grown on smaller scale mainly for subsistence. Read more…

Kiryandongo District

Kiryandongo district is located in the mid-western part of Uganda, with its headquarters 218 Km from Kampala. It borders Nwoya District in the North, Oyam in the North East, Apac in the East, Masindi in the South and South West and Buliisa in the North West. The majority of the population in the district are engaged in farming. Major crops grown include Cassava, Sweet Potatoes, Maize, Beans and Groun dnuts. Others are Simsim, Rice and vegetables. Cash crops including Cotton, Sunflower and Tobacco are widely grown for income generation. Other major activities carried out include livestock rearing, fishing. Read more…

Koboko District

Koboko is one of the Districts in the North-Western Region. The district is uniquely positioned at the meeting point of Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan, with the central place called “Salia Musala.” It is bordered by South Sudan in the North, DRC in the West, Yumbe District in the East, and Maracha District in the South. The livelihood of people in the district is dependent on agriculture which employs over 80% of the total population. Fertile soils and suitable climate combine to support the cultivation of a number of crops in most parts of the District. Read more…

Kyegegwa District

Kyegegwa District is located in Western Region of Uganda and bordered by Kibaale District to the north, Mubende District to the east, Kiruhura District to the south, Kamwenge District to the southwest and Kyenjojo District to the northwest. The main occupation of the people of Kyegegwa is crop and livestock farming. Small scale farmers working on an average of two acres per household dominate the farming community. They cultivate mainly maize, bananas, beans, groundnuts, cassava, millet, potatoes, sweet potatoes citrus fruits and pineapples for food and sale. A few large scale farmers with farms of more than 6 acres are emerging, growing pineapples, citrus fruit, and bananas for the market. Read more…

Lamwo District

 The district has an area of 5,588.3 km2, of which 90% is arable. However the district is sparsely populated with population density of 24.5 persons per sq. km and therefore uses limited land in agriculture. Lamwo is a prime investment site based on its unique features including its tourist attractions, fertile soils, conducive weather and available land. It is strategically located within a large market of the population in South Sudan, North and Eastern DRC and Uganda of approximately 71 million people. Read more…

Moyo District

 Moyo District is located in the north-western corner or West Nile region of Uganda. The Nile River forms its southern and eastern borders, South Sudan in the north and Yumbe district in the western side. It is 640Km via Arua and 480Km via Gulu from Kampala. Moyo District has high natural resource potential such as fertile soils, forest reserves, wildlife, water resources, wetlands and a favourable climate. Its fertile land is viable for agriculture. Approximately 1,695 sq. km (82.3%) of the land is arable suitable for farming and cattle grazing It has two rainy seasons which occur in April (short rainy season) and between August and October (major rainy season) and it receives about 1,267mm of annual rainfall. In addition, seasonal wetlands act as water and wild life reservoir. The water holding capacity and buffering effect of wetlands ensure that rivers and streams continue to flow during the dry season and ground water is sustained. Read more…

REGIONAL INVESTMENT PROFILES 

Buganda 

Buganda Kingdom is the largest traditional Kingdom in present day Uganda, comprising of Uganda’s entire Central region including
the capital City Kampala with the population of about 10 million people. The Kingdom’s strategic central location is a home of a hive of malleable enterprises, aiding a strong commanding investment spring board. Read more

Bukedi

Located in the eastern part of Uganda, this area is a low lying stretch at the foot of Mount Elgon running from the shores of Lake Victoria to the southern shoreline of Lake Kyoga and includes the districts of Tororo, Busia,Budaka, Kibuku, Butaleja and Pallisa. The region has one of the best infrastructure developments in the country with well-connected roads such as the two main gateways to the Kenyan port of Mombasa (Mombasa – Malaba – Kampala road or Mombasa – Kisumu – Busia – Kampala road). This is combined with the fact that Government is setting up one-stop terminals at the Malaba and Busia border crossing points to curb delays in goods clearance.  Equally important is the fact  that Tororo is going to be the hub of the Standard Gauge Railway where the Eastern and Northern routes from Kenya will be diverted. The Eastern Route will run from Tororo to Kampala through, Iganga, Jinja. (261km). The Northern Route will start from Tororo through Gulu to Nimule (476km) with a spur to Pakwach (117km). Read More

Teso

Teso is bordered in the north and east by the semi-arid region of Karamoja, to the west by Lango and to the south by Bukedi. According to the 2014 National Population and Housing Census, 1.8 million people are living in Teso, 80% of whom are the Iteso who speak Ateso. Investment opportunities range from Agro-processing, tourism, water transport, commercial farming. Read more

karamoja

Karamoja Region, in north-eastey divided into seven districts: Kaabong, Abim, Kotido, Moroto, Amudat, Napak and Nakapiripirit. The Region borders Kenya to the east, South Sudan to the north and the districts of Kitgum, Pader, Lira/Agago, Amuria and Katakwi to the west; and Kumi, Sironko and Kapchorwa to the south. Overall population in Karamoja is estimated at about 1.2 million people, with about 70 percent residing in rural areas. Karamoja is an Agro-pastoraon cattle herding: this is considered by the Karimojong to be the most sustainable type of livelihood in the harsh environment in which they live. Most of its land is communal, and customarily held under traditional authority. A 2011 survey by the Uganda department of geological survey and mines at the Ministry of Energy found that Karamoja is also endowed with minerals including Gold, limestone, uranium, marble, graphite, gypsum, iron, wolfram, nickel, copper, cobalt, lithium and tin. Read More