Museveni to highlight health and education achievements in Ntungamo

National Resistance Movement party presidential candidate, Yoweri Kaguta Museven, is today in Ntungamo district, to continue his campaign meetings in Ankole sub-region. Museveni will meet and address a select team of NRM leaders and flag bearers in of Ntungamo and surrounding districts. 

Mr Museveni is expected to outline the key achievements that the ruling NRM party has registered, as well as other development strategies for the area he intends to achieve once re-elected. He will also task the area party leaders to mobilize for him for support ahead of January 2021 polls.


Ntungamo district has 240 government-aided primary schools distributed in all 107 parishes. The Universal Primary Education in Ntungamo has a total enrollment of 88,188 pupils. 

In secondary education, the district has a total of 17 government schools with an enrollment of 9,434 pupils. The NRM policy is to have a government secondary school in every sub-county.

With the education liberalization policy of the NRM government, many private schools have mushroomed. Currently Ntungamo district has 226 private primary schools and 56 private secondary schools with an enrollment of 41,213 and 19,673 students respectively.

The district also has Ihunga Technical Instutue, Kibatsi Technical Institute and Kiyoora Primary Teachers College providing technical education.


Ntungamo District has 36 health facilities, 33 of which are government-owned while two are NGO-owned and one privately-owned. 

The district has one referral hospital, four health centre IVs, fifteen health centre IIIs and nineteen health centre IIs. 

The construction of health centre IIIs in Nyabihoko, Rukoni, Ruhaama and Bwongyera sub-counties is at completion stage and the construction of health centre IIIs in Rubaare and Kagarama sub counties has been earmarked in the FY2020/21.

Water supply

While the target is to raise water coverage to 100% in the medium term, the NRM government is prioritizing the strategy of providing at least one safe water source per village in the district. Ntungamo has a total number of 981 villages with access to clean water at 75%. 

In Ntungamo, Bumushya –Kashenyi solar powered system was constructed serving Ngooma sub-county. Also completed is Rubaare valley tank in Rubaare Sub-county. This creates a water storage capacity of 10 million litres serving 1,300 animals.

In the next five years, the NRM pledges to provide water sources to villages without a water source.


Road Network 

The district has relatively good road network. Mbarara-Rukungiri-Kabale and Ntungamo-Ruhama- Mirama Hills (37km) connecting Ntungamo to the Uganda-Rwanda border of Mirama Hills are such tarmacked roads in Ntungamo district. The rehabilitation of 27Km along the Mbarara-Katuna road has also been completed. Works on 6.11km of town roads in Ntungamo Municipality were undertaken.

734 km of rural district feeder roads are fairly distributed throughout the district, making about 80% of its overall area accessible. 


Out of the 33 sub counties that make up the district 28 of them have access to electricity and the extension of power is ongoing in the sub counties of Ihunga, Rukoni East, Rwentobo-Rwahi Trading Centre and Rubaare-Rwoho Trading Centre.

Poverty alleviation programmes

The government of Uganda through Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development started giving out the special grant to PWDs in the 2009/10 financial year. The fund was given to the first 48 district; each benefiting district received 30 million. The funds were given to organized groups of PWDs in different Districts and Ntungamo is among the beneficiaries.

So far under Youth Livelihood Programme, Shs.160 billion has been given out to various youth groups and Shs.106 billion has been given out in the last four years, in the whole Country. Ntungamo district has a total of 151 youth projects which are funded with a total of 965 males and 791 females.

Youth Industrial Hubs are also being set up by State House in every sub region. These will train the youth in various skills like carpentry, welding, mechanics, shoe making, tailoring, knitting, weaving etc.

Under Emyooga fund, 18 different activities are already being organized in every parish. Each myooga will get Shs. 30 million at constituency level while the one of the elected leaders will get Shs. 50 million. In total, each constituency will get Shs. 560 million. For Kampala and Wakiso, Shs.50 billion to start with this financial year has been provided. 

Under women fund Programme, a total of 1,161 projects worth Shs6.666 billion have been financed in Ankole sub-region. Ntungamo has a total number of 152 funded women projects benefiting 1,775 women.