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Genesis Of Nakaseke

Historically the Current District Of Nakaseke belonged to the former West Mengo in Bulemeezi County. The greater Bulemeezi County Comprised of Bamunanika, Nakaseke, Katikamu and Buruli.

During the Idi Amin era, what used to be the county turned into a province of northern Buganda with Headquarters in Mukono.

In Early 1980’s, the Current Nakaseke District was the Epicenter of the revolution that brought the National Resistance Movement to power.

Following the Demand from Local leaders and the entire community to bring service nearer to them, Nakaseke District was Created by the Resolution of the Parliament of Uganda on 20th July 2005. It was curved out of its mother District Luweero and became fully operational on 11th August, 2005 with its transitional offices at Kiwoko.

Geographical Location

The District lies North of Kampala, between Latitude 20 North of the Equator and 3200 East. It is flanked in the East by Luweero District,in the West by Kiboga and Mityana District, in the South by Wakiso District and in the North by Nakasongola and Masindi District.


The total land size of the District is 3422.92sqkm of which 3325.4 sqkm is dry land and 97.52 sqkm wetlands. The rest of the land is covered by tropical high forests, woodland, bush, grassland farm land and built up areas.