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District Profile

Rakai District is located in the South Western region of Uganda, west of Lake Victoria, lying between longitude 310E, 32oE and latitude 0oS. Its southern boundaries are part of the international boundary between Uganda and Tanzania. It is bordered by Masaka District in the East, Kalangala District in the South-East and Isingiro District in the West and Lyantonde in the North. The District Headquarters are at Rakai Town which is a tarmac road distance of about 190km from Kampala the national capital. It has a total area of (sq km) 4908.7

DISTRICT VISION

  • A TRANSFORMED RAKAI COMMUNITY FROM A PEASANT TO A MODERN AND PROSPEROUS DISTRICT WITHIN 30 YEARS DISTRICT THEME GROWTH AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION FOR PROSPERITY

DISTRICT MISSION:

  • To serve the community, through a coordinated service delivery system, focusing on national and local priorities in order to improve the quality of life of people.

SUMMARY OF DISTRICT STATISTICS

  • District Population is 518,008
  • Population Growth Rate is 2.06
  • Households 117,077
  • Average Household size is 4.4
  • No. of Sub-Counties 19
  • No. of Town Councils 03
  • No. of Town Boards 02
  • No. of Parishes 105
  • No. of Villages 750
  • Government Aided Primary Schools 234
  • 2015 Enrollment in Primary 114,142
  • Government Aided Secondary Schools 40
  • 2015 Enrollment in Secondary 19,443
  • Government Aided Tertiary Schools 03
  • Government Hospitals 02
  • Government Health Centre IV 01
  • Government Health Centre III 22
  • Government Health Centre II 43
  • Private Not For Profit Health Centres 49
  • Average Dependency Ratio  116
  • Life Expectancy  44.97
  • Poverty Head Count  31
  • Adult Literacy  72.6
  • Gross Enrolment Rate 117
  • Net Enrolment Rate 97
  • Pupil Teacher Ratio 41
  • Pupil Class Ratio 59
  • Cooking using fuel firewood 89.6
  • Cooking using Charcoal 9.5
  • Lighting using paraffin 91.5
  • Lighting using electricity 5.6
  • Subsistence farming 72.8
  • Employment Income 12.2
  • Business Enterprise 11.9
  • Double orphans 4.9
  • Single orphans 16.2