The District is divided into one county with six rural Sub-counties, one Town Council. The District constitutes of 56 parishes and 339 village councils. Mawokota County covers most of the district area as it comprises of six sub-counties which include Nkozi Sub County, Kituntu Sub County, Buwama Sub County, Kammengo Sub County, Kiringente, Muduuma and Mpigi Town Council. The District has two Town Boards namely Buwama and Kayabwe Town Board.
The District Council is the highest political authority, with 18 members under the headship of the District Chairperson. It has a technical team headed by the Chief Administrative Officer, distributed in 11 departments. Each of the department has a head and under each department, there are a number of sections.
Demographic and socio-economic characteristics
This section presents information from the department of finance and planning. It focuses on the population and social-economic characteristics of the district, the planning & budgeting process, the available revenue sources, and the expenditures in the previous financial year.
The Finance department is composed of 6 sectors which include; Audit, the Procurement Unit and Planning Unit. It is one of the biggest departments in the District whose objectives are to;
- Identify and expand the revenue base:
- Build Finance and Management Capacity at district level; and
- Strengthen Data Management systems, Revenue VRS and to influence demographic trends & patterns in a desirable direction.
To formulate present and future development programmes, the district needs to know the size, quality, distribution and growth of its population. Population censuses are the main sources of demographic data in general and information on population size, distribution and growth rate in particular. Other sources may include various surveys, Birth and Death Registration and Administrative Records.
The distribution of a population by age and sex is among the basic types of information needed for planning. Sex and age composition of a population has significant implications for the reproductive potential, human resource, school attendance, family formation, health care and other service delivery in general.
The National Population and Housing Census was conducted in 2014 by UBOS and the provisional results were released. The report provided population figures by sex by sub-county for all the districts in the country. The provisional results for this district are indicated in Table 3.2.
Further data processing and analysis is on-going to generate a more detailed report that will provide information on other indicators up-to the lowest level. Analysis of educational requirements, labour force projections, household composition and migration for example, would not be complete without considering information on age and sex.
Poverty distribution in Mpigi District
Poverty has many different dimensions, ranging from material well-being (basic needs of like nutrition, good health, shelter, education etc) to lack of human rights, citizenship or social networks. Economic factors such as low income, lack of assets, access to markets or public services can lead into poverty.