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Mission Statement

Iganga District Local government aspires to achieve sustainable socio-economic development through efficient provision of quality services to the people in conformity with national policies and local priorities.

District Vision

A prosperous district with a paramount aspiration of poverty alleviation.

Overview of Iganga District

The district is situated in south eastern Uganda, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) to the north of Lake Victoria. Iganga District lies at an altitude of about 1,138 metres (3,734 ft) above sea level and just north of the Equator.

The district is bisected by the main highway through East Africa from Kenya to the Ugandan capital Kampala and the Central African countries of Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Iganga district is part of Busoga sub-region, home to an estimated 2.5 million people in 2002, according to the national census.


Iganga District is bordered by Kaliro District to the north, Namutumba District to the northeast, Bugiri District to the east, Mayuge District to the south, Jinja District to the southwest and Luuka District to the west.[1] The district headquarters at Iganga are located approximately 44 kilometres (27 mi), by road, northeast of Jinja, the largest city in Busoga sub-region. The coordinates of the district are:00 36N, 33 30E (Latitude:0.6000; Longitude:33.5000).


In 1991, the national population census estimated the district population at about 235,300. The 2002 national census estimated the population of the district at about 335,500. The annual population growth rate in the district was estimated at 3.5%. In 2012, the population of Iganga District was estimated at approximately 499,600. The table below illustrates the growth of the district population between 2002 and 2012.

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