Facts and Figures – Mityana Projects Trust
Mityana is the name of a Government district, Anglican diocese and town. It is about 40 miles west of Kampala: primarily rural with a population of over 270,000 people and covers an area slightly larger the size of Hampshire, Dorset and Berkshire, around 10,000 km2
Mityana is an Anglican Diocese in Uganda formed in the late 70’s- early 80’s from the districts of Mityana, Kiboga and Mubende. Mityana town, itself is on the main road between Kampala and Fort Portal. And is one of the major towns in the area. The population of the diocese is approximately 720,000. (2011) View Mityana on google maps.
The FACTS & FIGURES
|Population in 2010||62.2 million||31.5 million|
|Projected population by 2015
(This is in 2 years time!)
|67 million||52 million|
|Annual population growth||0.6%||3.6%|
|Life expectancy||80 years||54 years|
|% of population under 15||Census 2011||49%|
|Average number of children per mother||1.8||6.2|
|Rural people in abject poverty||Under 5%||40%|
|% adult population living with HIV/AIDS||0.2%||5.6%|
|Number of orphaned children having lost both parents to HIV / AIDS||Under 1%||2.5 million|
|% of population who are subsistence farmers||0%||75%|
Mityana’s climate and vegetation varies across the region. Climate changes are noticeable with the rainy season being shorter and more irregular. Some westerly parts of the area are quite high (around 1400m above sea level). There are two main seasons: wet and dry yet there are areas that experience remarkably low rainfall, and Kiboga, to the north has moderate rainfall and temperatures.
Agriculture is and has been the main source of income and the main economy of this area. Food crops consist of plantain bananas, maize, beans, sweet potatoes, groundnuts, Soya beans, yams and sweet bananas. Cash crops, typically, vary depending on global demand. At present plenty of coffee and tea are grown. Popular seasonal vegetables and fruit on the road side markets stalls are avocados, tomatoes, pineapples, passion fruits, onions and cabbage.