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Ibanda Municipality is in South Western Uganda. It is one of the newly created Municipalities that commenced its operations on 1st July 2016. It borders with Igorora Town Council, Kikyenkye, Kijonjo and Ishongororo Sub Counties of Ibanda District, Kinoni Sub County in Kiruhura District and Kicheche Sub County of Kamwenge District. Ibanda Municipal Council hosts Ibanda District Headquarters and It lies 1800metres above sea level. Ibanda Municipal Council headquarters are situated in Kyaruhanga Ward, Kagongo Division and has a total land area of Appr 372.21 sq. Km.
It is the main political, administrative, and commercial centre of Ibanda District and the site of the district headquarters. It started way back in 1990s as a small trading centre and was elevated from a trading centre to a town board, town council and in 2016 it was granted a Municipality status. The Municipal Council has three Divisions of Kagongo, Bisheshe and Bufunda with 21 wards of Kyaruhanga, Bufunda, Nyamirima, Nsasi, Kayenje, Kashangura, Rwenshuri, Kigarama, Rugazi, Rwobuzizi, Kakatsi, Bugarama, Karangara, Kabaare, Kanyansheko,Nyakatookye, Kyeikucu, Kikoni, Kagongo,Ruyonza and Katongore ward. Ibanda Municipal Council has 238 villages. Ibanda Municipal council commenced its operations on 1st July 2016 after being elevated from a Town Council and other sub counties that were annexed to. (Bisheshe Sub County, Nsasi, Part of Nyabuhikye Sub County and Kashangura) making the biggest Municipal Council in the region.
Ibanda is located approximately 70 kilometers (43 mi), by road, northwest of Mbarara, the largest city in the Ankole sub-region. This is about 290 kilometres (180 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, the capital of and largest city in Uganda. The coordinates of the town are 0°08'05.0"S, 30°29'42.0"E (Latitude:-0.134712; Longitude: 30.495000).
There are two rainfall seasons in the month of March to May and August to November with two dry seasons in between
There is mainly tropical grass and woodland with artificial and natural forests found on Ibanda Hill.
The soils are fertile loam favorable for cultivation of a variety of crops
The most activities include:
Agriculture and livestock with trade, industry and transport
Brick making, sand quarrying, building construction are also carried out.
The Council is made up of three divisions, 21 wards and 236 villages as below:
- Bufunda division has eight(8) Wards with 78 villages/cells,
- Kagongo division has seven(7) wards with 80 villages/cells,
- Bisheshe Division has six(6) wards with 79 villages/cells
Ibanda Municipal Council has a population of 97,729 people according to the draft 2014 Census results, of whom female population is 47,527 and male 50,476.
There are two rainfall seasons in the months of March – May and August – November with two dry seasons in between.
The Municipal Council major endowments include wetlands like Kankurwa swamp with streams like Kirimirire,Bisheshe central wetland,Bishayumbe,Rushaka wetland among others and hills including Ibanda hill, mountains and wetland vegetation include papyrus among others. There are a variety of water sources which are potential for urban water projects such as Kamukuli and Kyereta, Bigyera stream and a variety of protected springs scattered in different areas
The population is engaged in a mixed economy in the estimated proportion of about 70% in Agriculture and Livestock) about 20% (Trade/Commerce) and about 10% other activities such as industry services and transport sectors.