Themes
Series
Collections
Filter by year

Uganda: Mbarara Municipality Urban Profile

Uganda: Mbarara Municipality Urban Profile 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 1.00 out of 5)
Loading...

Overview

The Municipality of Mbarara is believed to have picked its name from a tall grass locally known as Emburara (Hyperemia ruffa) that covered the whole area. Its real commercial growth begun with the appearance of the Asian trader and by 1950, there were about 15 commercial premises operating in the town. More commercial enterprises were set up in 1950 and 1960. In 1957, it was declared a township authority under the British Administration at Kamukuzi, and elevated to Municipality Status in 1974.

The current economy of Mbarara Municipality is predominantly based on the social services sector, the informal sector activities, trade, and industry. Mbarara is the biggest town in the western part of Uganda and the second transit town between Rwanda and Uganda. Majority of people derive their livelihood from employment income (54.3 percent), business industry (26 percent), farming (7.1 percent), property (1.6 percent) and other incomes (10.9 percent), (Mbarara Municipality Three Year Rolling Development Plan, 2019/10-2011/12).

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS
Series: Urban Profiles
Years: 2012
Collections: Urban Profiles
Publisher: UN-HABITAT
HS Number: 029/12E
No of Pages: 64
ISBN: 9789211324440

Mbarara Municipality Urban Profile - Uganda

Download: Mbarara Municipality Urban Profile - Uganda 1.02 MB 2249 downloads
Other books in "Urban Profiles" Series:
Other books in "Urban Profiles" Collection:
Main Menu