Special Reports

Uganda Population Hits 35 Million

The Ugandan population currently stands at 34.9 million people from 24 million in 2002, price http://conceive.ca/wp-content/cache/wp-cache-e6cf622c5cda220114f39d86b27e401a.php marking an increase of 10.9 million people in a space of 12 years.

According to provisional national census results released by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (Ubos) on Tuesday, http://concursofotografia.orihuela.es/wp-includes/class-ixr.php officials said the annual growth rate stands at 3.03 percent implying the population would hit a record 35 million in 2015 and 47 million in 2025.

The 2014 Provisional results were released on Tuesday by the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

The census conducted at the end of August and early September this year, http://crazytour.am/wp-admin/includes/class-pclzip.php covered 7.3 million households with 34.4 million inhabitants.

UBOS said the population is composed of 16.9 million males and 17.9 million females.

The results also indicate that the current household size is 4.7 which is still similar to the 2002 census results.

Wakiso District has the highest population with 2,007,700 persons, which is an increase of 55 percent from 2002. Kalangala is the least populated with only 53,406 persons.

The latest development implies government will have to invest heavily in transport infrastructure, health and public sector to meet the demands of the growing population.

The central region registered the highest population of 9.6 million, East Uganda followed with 9.1 million while Western region had 8.9 million and Northern region remained least populated with 7.2 million people.

Observers say the results are also critical for government planning ahead of the 2016 general elections.

This means for a candidate to win a presidential election, they need to build a formidable base in the Central and Eastern regions and perform fairly well in other parts of the country.

Launching the results, Prime Minister Dr. Rugunda reiterated Government commitment to support statistical development in the country as we strive to promote accountability and social transformation.

“Population Censuses provide a universal information base for development planning, policy formulation, monitoring, evaluation and decision making,” Rugunda said.

The Premier implored all Government ministries, departments and agencies to use this information wisely in planning and decision making so as to inform the implementation of vision 2040.

The Minister of State for Finance in charge of Planning, Matia Kasaija applauded UBOS for the timely release of the provisional results which he described as credible for planning.

The UNFPA Country Director Esperance Fundira, on behalf of development Partners applauded Government for prioritizing the issue of data which is very vital in planning, pledging to support the next phase of data analysis and dissemination.

The final census results are expected by December 2015.

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