Mityana

The Mityana District is bordered by Kiboga District to the north, Nakaseke District to the northeast, Wakiso District to the east, Mubende District to the west, Mpigi District to the southeast, and Butambala and Gomba Districts to the south. The district headquarters are in Mityana.

Mityana is an Anglican Diocese in Uganda, formed from the four districts of Mityana, Kiboga, Mubende and Kyankwanzi. They form part of the Buganda kingdom, having their own tribal King.The town of Mityana (shown on the map) is one of the major towns in the district of Mityana.

Mityana Diocese covers about 10,000 sq Km. In 2012 the district population was estimated at 311,600. The climate is pleasant all year, in the mid to high 20s, (which is quite surprising as it is on the equator), but this is due to being on a plateau 1372m - 1448m above sea level.

There are 2 growing seasons and the land is very fertile. Agriculture is the main economy in this area.

Food Crops - Maize, beans, sweet potatoes, groundnuts, cassava, groundnuts, soya beans, yams and finger millet.

Cash Crops - Coffee, tea and beans.

Fruits and vegetables - Tomatoes, pineapples, bananas, passion fruits, onions and cabbages.

The Diocese of Mityana is a very poor area. A typical house in a village is often no more than a mud hut, built with wattle and daub, with a thatched or corrugated iron roof. Being no larger than a typical English garage, these houses can accommodate up to 12 people living in extended families. Towns are slightly better, although poverty is still widespread.

Like much of Africa, Uganda has been devastated by AIDS. A large proportion of the adult population are infected by the HIV virus, leaving many children orphaned or whole families dependent upon their children for income. Many children live with their elderly grandparents or guardians. Malaria, typhoid and TB are also widespread.

Mityana is located approximately 77 kilometres (48 mi), by road, west of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The town sits about half-way between Kampala and Mubende, on an all-weather tarmac highway that links Uganda's capital with the town of Fort Portal in Western Uganda. The coordinates of Mityana are:0 24' 0.00"N, 32 3' 0.00"E (Latitude:0.4000; Longitude:32.05600)

Mityana Landmarks

Nabukenya maps showing Nabukenya primary school, Lwankuba Coffee Farm and the 2 boreholes.

The Mityana Charity - Registered
   
The Mityana Charity - Registered charity no. 1064825