About us


Kyenjojo District was established on 28th’ November 2000 by an act of parliament curving it from Kabarole as the mother District. Kyenjojo later gave birth to Kyegegwa District on 22nd December 2009


Kyenjojo District is located in Mid-Western Uganda commonly referred to as the Rwenzori region approximately 250KMS   from Kampala City (Just 3hrs Drive).


Kyenjojo District shares its boundaries with Kibaale in the North, Kamwenge in the South West, Kyegegwa in the East and Kabarole in the West.

AREA SIZE: Kyenjojo District covers an area of 2,352.2 Sq Km


Kyenjojo District has favorable climatic conditions with cool temperatures and a bimodal annual rainfall of about 2,000mm throughout the year with well drained fertile soils


Majority of the people in Kyenjojo are batooro but with some sections of Bakiga, Bafumbira and Banyarwanda.

LANGUAGE: The most spoken language in Kyenjojo is Runyakitara

CULTURAL INSTITUTION: Kyenjojo District belongs and subscribes to Tooro Kingdom


POLITICAL AFFILIATION: Over 90% support the ruling National Resistance Movement NRM Party.


A healthy, Productive, and prosperous population


To achieve sustainable Social Economic development for the people of Kyenjojo in conformity with national and local priorities


To efficiently and effectively provide quality services to the population of Kyenjojo District


The LCV Chairperson Hon Kaija William Araali

Chief Administrative Officer – CAO Mr. Kaija Ruhweeza Samuel

District Council Speaker Hon. Karamagi Ronald

Resident District Commissioner –RDC Mr. Bwebale Apollo

Deputy RDC Mr. Kawonawo Isaac



3 Parliamentary Constituencies / Counties (Mwenge North, Central and south)


16 Sub Counties


07 Town Councils


122 Parishes


31 Wards


850 Villages including cells


Population projection:  467, 8000 (Males: 233,000 and Females: 234,800)




TOTAL POPULATION:              422,204 persons (210,599 males and 211,605 females)

SEX RATIO (number of males per females):                99.5


TOTAL FERTILITY RATE (TFR)                            6.9 children per woman

LIFE EXPECTANCY:                                             Approximately 56 years

AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD SIZE:                              4.7

TOTAL NUMBER OF HOUSEHOLDS:                      92,532

POPULATION DENSITY:               1980              1991              2002        2014

Kyenjojo        42                   62                   95.7         179

(National)      64                85                124             ……

(Persons per square km)




Age Group Male Female Total
0-9 74,411 73,634 152,045
10-19 51,916 50,694 102,610
20-39 53,338 56,546 109,884
40-59 18,772 19,612 38,384
60+ 8,162 11,119 19,281


  • Schooling Status (6-12 years): 73,736 are attending School and 14,396 are not in School
  • Highest Grade Completed (15+ yrs i.e. 212,559): 43,859 never been to School, 125,312 completed primary school level, 43,379 completed Sec. and above.
  • Literacy Status (18+ yrs): 124,905 Literate, 60,163 Illiterate
  • Marital Status (10-17 yrs i.e. 41,228): 2,850 ever married, 38,378 never married
  • Child bearing (12-17 yrs i.e. 29,934): 2,703 ever had a birth, 27,231 never had a birth. This Data excludes females who were pregnant for the first time.
  • Ownership of Birth Certificate for children aged less than 5 years: 15,696 Own BCs and 67,739 do not own a BC
  • Working Status of persons aged 15+ years i.e. 212,559): 175,094 working and 37,465 not working
  • Working Status of children aged 10-17 years i.e. 84,364): 35,948 working and 48,416 not working
  • Orphanhood status (18-years): 21,923 orphans and 214,396 non orphans
  • Disability status (2 years and above): 45,485 have a disability and 343,530 have no disability
  • Disability status (2 -17 yrs) 9,649 have a disability and 194,298 have no disability
  • Number and percentage of households whose main source of livelihood is Subsistence farming: 68,288 / 74.5%
  • Number and percentage of households that receive remittances: 15,904 / 17.4%
  • Number of households that own a radio: 54,222
  • Number of households that own a bicycle: 17,796
  • Number of households that own a motorcycle: 7,331
  • Number and percentage of households with at least a mosquito net: 86,040 / 94%

HH’s Access to selected basic needs


Kyenjojo District At least 2 sets of clothing for every member Availability of salt At least 2 meals a day %age of HHs having less than 2 meals a day
78,212 86,704 84,730 7.4

The set of cloths exclude uniform and tatters


Number of households by construction materials and status

Kyenjojo District Wall Roof Floor
Temporally Permanents Temporally Permanents Temporally Permanents
74,030 17,502 12,394 79,138 77,008 14,524


Number of HHs with main source of energy for lighting

Kyenjojo District Electricity Paraffin Lantern Paraffin Tadooba Others
10,277 6,039 59,664 15,552


Number of HHs with main source of drinking water and Toilet Facility

Kyenjojo District Source of Drinking Water Toilet Facility
Protected Unprotected Improved Unimproved No Toilet
41,186 50,346 15,209 73,567 2,756




Kyenjojo District is endowed with a variety of natural resources on which the majority of the people depend on for their livelihoods in terms of food, shelter and income. These include forests, wetlands, minerals, wildlife, good climate, and arable soil among others.


Central Forest Reserves 33,136ha


Local Forest Reserves 16.0ha 8ha
Kibaale Forest(UWA) 2,596ha 2,596ha
Forests on private land Approx 4,500ha
Existing Mineral Deposits indicated in the recent geophysical survey Gold, Copper, Iron ore, Nickel, uranium, Gypsum, Cobalt and stone outcrops






01 Itwara 6,998 Bugaaki & Kyarusozi Natural High Forest
02 Matiri 5,431 Kihuura Natural High Forest
03 Kagorra 4,313 Katooke Plantation
04 Kitecura 5,317 Bufunjo Natural High Forest
05 Ibambaro 3,724 Bufunjo&Kakabara Natural High Forest
06 Muhangi 2,044 Kyarusozi&Katooke Natural High Forest
07 Kibego 1,269 Kyarusozi Natural High Forest
08 Nkera 790 Katooke Natural High Forest
09 Oruha 3,471 Bugaaki Plantation
10 Kikumiro 730 Kyarusozi Plantation
11 Kyehara 482 Bugaaki Plantation
Total 34,564
01 Nyantungo 05 Kyenjojo Town Council Plantation
02 Butiiti 03 Butiiti Plantation
Total 08



  • 133 Wetlands of which 93 are permanent and 41 seasonal
  • Major hills include Kibaale located in nyankwanzi, Ruhoko in Nyantungo, Kihuura hill and parts of Bugaaki
  • Kyenjojo has favorable climatic conditions with cool temperatures and a bimodal annual rainfall of about 2,000mm throughout the year with well drained fertile soils
  • Solid waste management is still one of the biggest dilemmas facing urban councils in the District. Due to water scarcity, most institutions and private individuals use pit latrines
  • District capital development projects such as road, school water source and health centre construction are certified by the environment officer
  • The Land tenure system in Kyenjojo District include ( freehold, customary, mailo and leasehold)
  • Subsistence farming dominates the District land use activities and cover a total area of 181,256ha and include crops such as coffee, maize, cassava, beans, ground nuts and tobacco
  • Some livestock such as cattle, goats, pigs and poultry are kept
  • Commercial tea growing and processing dominates much of the western part of the District covering only 2,908ha
  • The rate of deforestation is estimated at 20%

The District neighbors with Kibaale National park which is home to a number of different animal species such as elephants, chimpanzees, various types of antelopes and monkeys, baboons, bush pigs, various butterflies and a diversity of birds and







Out of the total budget, 93% comes from the centre, Local Revenue 4% and 3% expected from Donors and NGOs.



Land fees, Application fees, Business licenses, Property related duties, Animal and Crop Husbandry, Market / Gate Charges, Property tax, Hotel tax, Local service tax, Liquor license, Quarry charges, Sale of land, Sale of Government property, Rent and rates from other Government entries, and Inspection Fees (buildings) among others.



  • Unconditional Grants both Wage and Non Wage for District and T/Cs
  • Conditional wage for Agric. Extensional workers salaries, Primary, Secondary and tertiary teachers’ salaries; for UPE, USE and skills development; PHC salaries, and
  • Conditional non wage grants (PMG recurrent costs, PHC non wage, District Hospital, Uganda Road Fund, Rural water and sanitation, Natural resources and environment, FAL, Women, Youth and Disability and Special Grant for PWDs.)
  • Discretionary Development Equalization Grant DDEG for both District and urban Governments.
  • Support Services non wage grant for pension and gratuity including arrears and urban water.
  • Transitional Development Grant for Public Sector Management (Adhoc), Presidential pledges, PHC Development, Social development, Sanitation and Hygiene.
  • Development Grants (PMG, SFG, Rural Water and Sanitation)



METS, Baylor Uganda, ICB-BTC, PACE, Word Vision Uganda, FHI360, KRC, UHMG, KYENASO among others


Key Documents in place and Approve by the District Council

  • The five year District Development Plan 2015/16 to 2019/20 FY operationalized in the different annual work plans for respective Financial Years.
  • Revenue Enhancement Plan
  • Procurement Plan
  • Recruitment Plan
  • Capacity Building Plan
  • Recruitment Plan



SIZE OF DISTRICT COUNCIL:          35 Councilors including the D/ Chairperson


District Executive Committee:                  05 Members including the D/ Chairperson


STANDING COMMITTEES:                05   – Works and Infrastructure

  • Production and Natural Resources
  • Health, Education and Sports
  • Community Based Services
  • Finance Planning and Administration


BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:          07 –   District Council (Speaker’s Office) – DC

  • District Executive Committee – DEC
  • Public Accounts Committee – PAC
  • District Service Commission – DSC
  • District Land Board – DLB
  • Contracts Committee – CC
  • Procurement and Disposal Unit PDU

OTHER COMMITTEES:                      Business Committee

District Technical Planning Committee– TPC

District Budget Desk Committee

Rewards and sunctions Committee

Welfare Committee

District Revenue Enhancement Committee

District Functions Committee

District Disaster







DISTRICT STAFF IN TOTAL:                                                 2,102 (2015/16 FY)        

SOME STAFF COMPOSITION:           Traditional (local) Civil Servants:                        302

Town Councils’ Staff:                                       120

Health Staff:                                                   372

Primary School Teachers:                                 1120

Newly appointed Primary School Teachers:          72

Secondary School Teachers on Govt pay roll

Including non teaching staff:                             139

                                                Secondary School Teachers supported by parents:         187

Tutors at St Augustine’s       PTC:            15 out of 21

Non Teaching Staff (Tertiary):                           12

Instructors at Nyamango:                       05

Support staff at Nyamango:                    07 among others


  • Staffing Level in Health is at 81% (372 out of 461 staff in place)
  • 1 General Hospital (Kyenjojo) with staffing a level of 43%
  • 1 HC1V (Kyarusozi)
  • 2 Health Sub Districts (Kyenjojo & Kyarusozi)
  • 11Health Centre IIIs (08 Gov’t & 03PNFP)
  • 12 Health Centre 11s (6Gov’t & 6NGO HCs. This number excludes kataraaza)
  • 30 Private for Profit – PFP Health Centers Including Clinics
  • Only 04 out of the 16 that receive drugs experience stock outs (Bufunjo, Kyenjojo & Kigoyera due to high volume of cases)
  • 03 Operational Theaters Kyenjojo Hosp, Kyarusozi and Midas touch (private.)
  • 03 Pharmacies located in Kyenjojo Town.
  • 129 Drug shops scattered across the District.
  • 6 Doctors (General Medicine)
  • 2,300 VHTs
  • 59% of the population is within the recommended 5kms average Distance to Health facilities.
  • Malaria is the leading cause of morbidity & accounts for 60% of admissions in HC
  • HIV Prevalence2%
  • HIV Incidences 1:30
  • Only 58 % of the people know their HIV status
  • 22 ARV accredited serving centers
  • 01 CD4 Machine located at Kyenjojo Hospital
  • Retention on HIV care: 89% and 99% have their viral load surpassed.
  • Total number of Clients on ART as of March 2016: 15,735 (14,199 on ART &1,536 on pre ART)
  • Has reported cases of multidrug resistant to TB at health facility in Butunduuzi and Nyankwanzi caused by defiance to initial medication
  • Antenatal attendance: First visit – 123%

Fourth visit –  48%

  • Supervised Delivery: 51%
  • Infant mortality rate (IMR) 56/1000 live birth
  • Maternal mortality rate (MMR) 404/100, 000 live birth
  • Contraceptive prevalence 62%
  • Immunization Coverage (DPT3) Over 98%

Top 10 causes of morbidity in general population during FY 2013/14 and 2014/2015

Morbidity (FY 2013/2014) % Morbidity (FY 2014/2015) %
Malaria 33.1 Malaria 28.6
No Pneumonia – Cough or Cold 17.3 No Pneumonia – Cough or Cold 19.1
Pneumonia 5.6 Intestinal Worms 8.8
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) 4.8 Pneumonia 5.8
Skin Diseases 4.0 Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) 5.3
Injuries (Trauma Due To Other Causes) 4.0 Skin Diseases 4.7
Gastro-Intestinal Disorders (non-Infective) 3.6 Injuries (Trauma Due To Other Causes) 4.6
Diarrhea – Acute 2.7 Gastro-Intestinal Disorders (non-Infective) 4.1
Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Conditions 2.4 Diarrhea – Acute 3.1
Other Sexually Transmitted Infections 2.3 Other Sexually Transmitted Infections 2.6

Disaggregation by sex in the General OPD Clients (10 causes of Morbidity FY 2014/2015)

Morbidity Male % Male Female %  Female
Malaria 39407 30.6 49128 27.1
No Pneumonia – Cough or Cold 25012 19.4 34180 18.9
Intestinal Worms 10753 8.4 16446 9.1
Pneumonia 7449 5.8 10471 5.8
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) 5202 4.0 11245 6.2
Skin Diseases 6147 4.8 8288 4.6
Injuries (Trauma Due To Other Causes) 6165 4.8 8077 4.5
Gastro-Intestinal Disorders (non-Infective) 4585 3.6 8008 4.4
Diarrhea – Acute 4663 3.6 4875 2.7
Other Sexually Transmitted Infections 2887 2.2 5232 2.9






ROADS INFRASTRUCTURE:                    


National/Trunk roads (UNRA)         289.3 Kms (103kms tarmac while 186.3kms gravel)


District/Feeder Roads (URF)           401.8 kms (75% being earth surface & 25% gravel; 160.6kms in fair condition, 105.6kms in poor/bad condition, and 135.6kms in good condition


Urban / Town Council Roads          (URF)  204.7 kms


Community Access Roads              Over 1,163.4 kms within 15 LLGs (Only 61.3kms worked on by DLSP are maintained by URF. The balance is maintained by sub county authorities using URF, LRDP & LGMSD except Kyembogo sc which does not receive URF


Routine road maintenance of feeder roads was carried out by Road Gangs, Gang Leaders and Road Overseers


ROAD MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT:             2 Motor Graders

                                                                        04 Tipper Trucks

                                                                        02 Motorcycles

                                                                        01 Pickup vehicle

                                                                        01 roller

                                                                        01 wheel loader

                                                                        01 water boozer




Safe Water coverage:                                                78.5% (National 65%)


Sanitation Coverage in RGCs                         67%


Average Distance covered to a water source: 0.5 km for urban taps1.2 Km For Rural facilities

People Water source Ratio:                     175:1?        


Number of main safe water sources          179 Boreholes, 10 Piped water schemes with a total of 314 taps, 609 Shallow Wells, 505 Protected Springs 141 surface water tanks&1 underground water tanks


Functionality of existing facilities:              82% (keeps fluctuating due to minor breakdowns and some communities failing on their water maintenance responsibilities.


Water Quality:                                      94 %


Poor water quality sources:            Shallow well- Due to easy contamination


DIFFICULT TO SERVE AREAS:          Bufunjo (Very low potential for water supply save for rain water harvesting).




  • Kaasiina District Headquarters main block houses 42 Offices
  • The Data Management Centre Block has 9 Rooms
  • Education office block has 8 rooms,
  • Works/water block; Medical block and Natural resources office block
  • Court Premises
  • Demarcated land at the District Headquarters for lands office block and Kyenjojo Town Council Admin. block




Education Department Hqtr work force:     11 members (06 females & 05 Males)

Primary Schools -Grant Aided:                  128

Secondary Schools -Grant Aided:                  09; Private Partnership 06

Primary Teachers’ College (PTC):                 01 (Butiiti)

Technical Institute:                                         01 (Nyamango)     

Private/Community Initiated Schools:        188 P/Ss, 19 SSSs, 03 Tech. Institutions.

Co-coordinating Centre Tutors:                     05 CCTs attached to Kabulasoke Core PTC in Gomba District

District Teachers Quata:                          1,554 out of whom 1,120 are on the Ground and 72 await posting and placement

Average Pupil Teacher Ratio:                   64: 1 (Still high thus limiting effective teaching / learning)

Pupils: Classroom ratio:                          94:1

Pupils: Latrine ratio:                               80:1

Net Enrolment:                                      45%

Primary School Completion:                     34%

Safe water coverage in schools:               Above 50%

Teachers’ Staff Quarters:                               25


 School Enrolment:


Section Grant Aided Private / Community Total
Primary Schools 67,281 15,000 82,281 Pupils
Secondary Schools including USE 8,912 5,000 13,919 Students
Tertiary 377(Butiiti PTC) 150 Students (Technical) 527 Students

ECD centers                                       250

ECD Enrolment:                                  6794

Boys:           3,384

Girls:           3,546

ECD care givers:                                  354

Males:                   120

Females:      234






01 District Women Council in place

01 District Youth Council in place

01 District Disability Council in place

District Council for Older Persons in place but awaits inauguration


Total NGOs (Local and International)                  32


Registered Grps/CBOs/Associations           900


SAGE/ Senior Citizen Grant Beneficiaries:     13,138


Youth Groups that have benefited from YLP:       31 to the tune of 202,513,000  /= for 2015/16 FY, YLP funds for 2016/17 FY- 637099,828


FAL classes                                                                 240

FAL Learners                                                  3,543

Female                   2,476

Males            1,067


FAL Instructors                            240 but only 174 trained


FAL Associations                                   16


Number of mentors                                       30


  • Special Grant for Persons With Disability supported 11 groups in the 2015/16 FY
  • Under Community Based Rehabilitation, PWD groups have received funding to strengthen their existing IGAs and PWDs provided with assistive devices
  • The District Gives financial Support to Groups to enable them engage in Boda Boda, Tree planting, Tents and Chair hire under CDD
  • The District still has rampant cases of Domestic Violence caused by alcoholism and drug abuse, unfaithfulness, fighting over agricultural produce and negative cultural practices.
  • Many youth are also involved in drug abuse, spots betting and alcoholism.
  • The District still has pockets of child labour especially on private tea estates
  • There is an increasing number of probation and social welfare cases with Kyenjojo Town Council taking the lead. Out of 1854 cases for last FY, KTC accounted for 250
  • Child abuse cases are also on the increase due to poor parenting. (Failure by men to meet their responsibilities)
  • DOVCC (District Orphans and Vulnerable Children Committee) – 01
  • SOVCC (Sub County Orphans and Vulnerable Children Committee)- 18
  • CDOs (Community Development Officers) –         14
  • SCDOs (Senior Community Development Officers) –         04
  • CFPU (Child and Family Protection Units) –         01
  • Child Protection Coordination Committees at parish level –         99



  • Bringing Hope to the Family
  • Home again children’s home
  • Tooro babies home
  • SOS children villages Butebe in Fort Portal
  • Bantwana

NOTE: The District lacks a reception center for juvenile offenders and unaccompanied children, has pockets of child labour and wrecked with poor parenting practices



Production Department is headed by the DPMO and has six key Divisions

SN Division Staff
01 Veterinary 16 (01 SVO, 02 VOs, 13 AVOs)
02 Agriculture / Crop Husbandry 18 (01 PAO, 08 AOs, 09 AAOs)
03 Entomology 01 District Entomologist)
04 Fisheries 05 ( 01 PFO, 01SFO, 03 AFOs)
05 Vermin Control 01 Vermin Control Officer)
06 Trade and Industry 02 ( 01 DCO, 01 ACO)



  1. NAAD (Operation Wealth Creation implemented in collaboration with 03 Army Officers one located in Mwenge North and two in Mwenge South) Procurement for planting materials and livestock is handled by the NAADS Secretariat
  2. Production and Marketing Grant PMG which meets recurrent costs and capital development
  3. Luwero Rwenzori Development Program LRDP managed under the OPM with funds for procurement of coffee seedlings to farmers in selected sub counties on a rotational basis.
  • Active SACCOs in the District with a saving portfolio of 560m: 10
  • National level Producer and Marketing Cooperative Associations: 11
  • Tea Factories: 05
  • Milling machines                                     Over 100     
  • Big Markets with a tender price of 3m plus: 10(Kasaba, Kigoyera, Ntoroko Road, Kyamutunzi,Mabira, Kifuka, Kyenjojo, Kahanda, Katooke, Kakatwire markets.)
  • Small markets with a tender price of less than 3m: 30
  • Coffee Nurseries (Private): 26                              
  • Coffee Growers: 65,000 HHs with each having an average of quarter an acre.
  • OWC in calf heifers distributed to beneficiaries: 163+