Tuesday, February 03, 2009

New report show the highest concentrations of poor in Uganda

Uganda has put together a report that determines where the highest concentration of poor people live. The report comes from census data that the government compiled in 2006.

The Ugandan newspaper New Vision reveals the reports findings. The full story has many many more facts and figures.

BUSOGA region, Mbale and Pallisa districts have the highest concentration of poor people, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics said in a report yesterday.

It said more than 100 poor people live per square kilometre in the areas.

In the districts of Iganga, Mayuge, Bugiri, Busia, Mbale and Pallisa, the poverty density per sub-county is more than 100 people, compared to Kibaale, Ssembabule, Mbarara and Kiboga which have less than 20.

The gap between the rich and the poor is highest in central and lowest in northern Uganda, it added.

Poverty density is the number of poor people (those living on less than a dollar a day) per square kilometre in a sub-county.

In the eastern region, the lowest poverty rate of between 27% and 30% was found in Busulani (Sironko), Sigulu Islands (Bugiri), Bumayoka (Mbale), Lumino and Buhehe (Busia), Bukigai (Mbale) and Muyembe (Sironko).

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