Masaka City

Masaka is a large City in the Central Region of Uganda, west of Lake Victoria, And has its headquarters of in the town.

Years back, the town was largely destroyed in the Uganda-Tanzania War of 1979 and again in the 1981-1986 civil war that removed Milton Obote from power for the last time.

It is approximately 140 kilometres to the south-west of Kampala on the highway to Mbarara.

The town is close to the Equator (many tourists love this palce). The coordinates of the town are 0°20’28.0″S, 31°44’10.0″E (Latitude:-0.341111; Longitude:31.736111).

Most of the people in this city are farmers with both cattle and other crops.

Other economic activities include; Meat and fish processing, Furniture manufacturing, Manufacture of footwear, Manufacture of baked products, Cattle rearing, Manufacture of beads, Gathering grasshoppers( It can earn a collector over UGX:50 million annually).

Key Interests here can include:

  • Masaka Currency Center – a currency storage and processing facility owned and operated by the Bank of Uganda, Uganda’s central bank.
  • A branch of the National Social Security Fund
  • offices of Masaka Municipal Council
  • Masaka central market
  • Western Campus of Kampala University
  • Henry’s College Kitovu
  • headquarters of the Mechanized Division of the Uganda People’s Defense Force
  • Muteesa I Royal University
  • Ssese Islands in Lake Victoria
  • Masaka Regional Referral Hospital
  • headquarters of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Masaka
  • Lake Nabugabo, 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the east of downtown Masaka.
  • Bukakkata, (39 km) east of Masaka.