NTUNGAMO DISTRICT FACT FILE
Ntungamo district was created in 1993 from the two districts of Bushenyi and Mbarara. The three counties of Kajara, Rushenyi and Ruhaama formed Ntungamo district administration boundaries. Itojo sub-county that was part of Rwampara County in Mbarara district was later added to Ruhaama County. Currently Ntungamo district has got four counties after creating of Ntungamo Municipality from Ntungamo Town Council that was in Ruhaama County.
It is located in south western Uganda between latitudes 0.350 and 1.150 south and longitudes 30.400 east. It borders with Kabala district in the south, Rukungiri in the West, Bushenyi the north, Mbarara in the East, Isingiro in the north east and the republic of Rwanda and Tanzania in the south.
Size and population
Ntungamo district has a total land area of 2184Km2 it has a population of 455,799 composed of 216,999 and 238,800 females (as per February 2011).
The district is composed of three counties of Kajara, Ruhaama and Rushenyi and 1 municipality, Ntungamo municipality, under which are 18 lower units called sub counties (including 3 Divisions).
The sub counties are;
Kajara: Kibatsi, Bwongyera, Ihunga, Naybihoko
Rushenyi: Rugarama, Rubaare, Ngoma, Kayonza
Ruhaama: Rukoni East, Rukoni West, Ruhaama, Nyakyera, Ntungamo sub county, Rweikinro, Itojo
Ntungamo municipality: Western Division, Eastern Division and Central division
It also has other three town councils (Eff. July 1st 2011) of Kitwe, Rubaare and Rwashamaire, three town boards, 87 parishes, 6 wards and 973 villages.
The district is basically agro based with a heavy reliance on subsistence Agriculture. Economic emphasis is put on coffee growing, Livestock rearing and Matooke production. Most sources of income of people of Ntungamo are trading, sale of labor, small scale manufacturing, and sale of Agricultural products, public and private sector employment among others.
Ntungamo district has a literacy rate of 87.6% as per December 2010 with primary school enrollment exceeding 60000 pupils per new enrollment per annum. Most of the literate are at primary school level followed by secondary education and grade III tertiary. Graduates are 3% of the total literate population with Diploma holders at 5%. IT coverage in the above population of literacy is at 0.8% according to the District information systems as per December 2010.
Map Of Ntungamo District