- Kuhusu sisi
- Kituo cha Habari
1.1 Back Ground Information of Buchosa District Council
Buchosa District council was established in September, 2015 under local government Act (District Authorities) of 2002. Cap.287 Section 8 and 9.
The head office of Buchosa District Council is located in Nyehunge town, the District Council has 1 Constituency known as Buchosa, 2 Divisions, 21 Wards, 82 Villages and 410 hamlets.
1.2 1. THE COVERAGE OF BUCHOSA DISTRICT COUNCIL
The Council covers an area of 6,657 square kilometers, out of which 81.9% is water of Lake Victoria and 19.1% is the dry land composed of mainland and 31 Islands and forest reserve.
The Buchosa District Council has a population of 327,767 according to 2012 populations and housing Census, of which 163,796 are females and 163,971 are males. Buchosa District Council has 60,698 households; the average household size of Buchosa District Council is 5.4.
1.4 PHYSICAL LOCATION
The District is found between 2o to 3o latitudes south of the equator and between 32o 45’ to 32o 45” East of Greenwich meridian. From North to East, the District boarders with Nyamagana and Ilemela District. From South to East, the District shares boarders with Misungwi District. Geita District also makes a boarder in the Western part.
1.5 CLIMATIC CONDITIONS
Buchosa District council has a bimodal rainfall pattern which consists of a short and long rain. The short rain starts in October and reaches the peak in December and ends in January. The long rain starts in February and ends in May. The annual rainfall ranges from 800mm – 1200mm.
The District mean temperature is between 210C – 230C while August being the hottest months.
Areas covered by this zone includes Kahunda and Buchosa divisions. This zone is important for the production of maize paddy, cassava, sweet potatoes, pulses, cotton fruits and coffee which is still in the initial stage of production.
1.6 ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES OF BUCHOSA DISTRICT COUNCIL
The District economy mainly depends on Agriculture sector because more than 80 % of the people depend on crop cultivation and livestock keeping as their main economic venture. The agriculture sector contributes 80% of the District income. Other sectors are livestock, fishing, petty businesses and small scale industries.
District Gross Domestic Product (DGDP) for Buchosa was estimated at Tshs. 216,821,583,000.00 for the market price for the year 2015. With this figure, per capita income was also estimated at Tsh. 711,000/= per annum. Employment rate in the district according to different sectors are: Agriculture and Livestock (80%) Forest and Fishing in Lake Victoria (11%), Petty business (3.8%), Public sector (1.7%) and other sectors (3.5%).
1.7 THE VISION AND MISSION OF THE COUNCIL
After the establishment of Buchosa District Council, It expects to implement her planned activities in order to meet the expectations and need of the people so as to attain the Vision and Mission are:-
A well educated community with better livelihood by the year 2019
To provide high quality socio economic services to the community through efficient and effective use of available resources and good governance for improving living standards
2.0 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN BUCHOSA DISTRICT COUNCIL
There are many potentials in Buchosa District Council in which investors and other stake holders are invited
2.1 Fishing Industry.
2.2 Crop production and animal husbandry
2.4 Processing industries
2.1 FISHING INDUSTRIES
There is a potentiality of fishing industries in Lake Victoria, of which variety of fish are founds such as “Dagaa”, “Sangala” and “Sato”.
Investment in fishing industries can be done through, establishment of fishing ponds along Lake Victoria and fishing in Lake Victoria itself, mean while there is a lack of modern fishing gears which lead into under fishing.
The over view of Lake Victoria
2.2 Crop production and animal husbandry
Buchosa District Council lies in a high rainfall belt. It has been subdivided into two main Agricultural zones, namely the Kahunda zone of which Maize, Beans, Sunflower, Groundnuts, Coffee, Variety of vegetable scan be cultivated and Zone of Buchosa whereby Paddy, Maize, Cassava, Vegetables like cabbages, Variety of fruits, Sunflower, Sweet potatoes, pineapple, and all other crops grown at hot regions can also be cultivated. Apart from the agricultural production the mentioned zones are also engaging in livestock and poultry rearing. Rearing of domestic animals is done on small scale. The most popular livestock and poultry found in Buchosa District Council are cattle, sheep and goats, donkeys, pigs and poultry as the picture below shows.
2.4 Bee keeping
Beekeeping is seasonally conducted especially along Lake Victoria shore. In fact, the availability of bee fodder from woodlands and thick forest in those areas has been playing a vital role for the development of Beekeeping, as the pictures shows.
2.6 PROCESSING INDUSTRIES
There is a potential investment in processing industries, especially in food and animal products.
Buchosa District Council has abundant crop production including oil crops in large quantity, such as sunflower and simsim. Unfortunately, all these are sold when they are in raw form at a low price. The investment in processing industries will add value of Agricultural products which will enable people to generate more income.