Welcome to Bugiri District



“A developed and harmonious population/community that has all the essential amenities of life by 2040.”


“To optimally utilize the available resources for quality service delivery to improve on the quality of life of the population.”


“Prosperity for All through the provision of quality social services and increase in household incomes.”




History and Location

Bugiri district was formed out of Bukooli County that once comprised Iganga district and granted District status in 1997. It’s is one of the districts in the Eastern region of Uganda. It is bordered by Namutumba district and Butaleja in the North, Tororo in the North East, Iganga in the west, Mayuge in the South West, and Busia District in the east North. The district is 152 km away from the capital city Kampala.



 As per the 2014 Uganda National Housing and Population Census provisional results, Bugiri District Populations stands at a total of 390,076 persons of which 188,462 are males and 201,614 are females. These occupy 75,921 households on an average of 5.1 per household in the District in both rural and urban areas.

 Number of constituencies: 3

Bukooli North,  Bukooli central and Bugiri Municipal Council.

Number of Municipal

One (1) Municipal –Bugiri Municipal Council

Number of sub counties: 10

Nabukalu, Iwemba, Buluguyi, Bulesa, kapyanga, Muterere, Bulidha, Budhaya, Nankoma and Buwunga.

Bugiri district has 6 town councils of Nankoma, Namayemba, Busowa, Buwuni, Nabukalu and Muterere. 83 parishes and wards,  three (3) town boards and 429 villages.

Two (2) more town councils of Mayuge and Muwayo were created also waiting funding.