FORGET THE Mukono town of back in the day.
The once small town, along Kampala/Jinja Highway, is fast rising with an impressive emerging skyline.
to the west, Lake Victoria to the south, and Lugazi to the east.
The new Mukono skyline is filtered with new storied buildings stepping out of the old league structures of Dukha buildings of the 1940s commercial houses plan, brought in Uganda by Indian traders.
Each road around its central division, has at least two new structures under construction, erasing away the old league face of commercial houses.
With the tallest building raising only five floors high, near the town mosque and the Church of Uganda Mukono Diocese having the highest number of constructions sites running simultaneously, from the hospital expansion to the synold hall and infact, it’s still the Church, with the biggest domant land in the middle of the central division, the town is on a steady move, to change its face.
Most of the roads, are incapacitated to carry traffic so fast due to littered potholes brought about by the poor drainage.
Its towns folks in the early hours of the day’s morning, slowly emerge from the various routes that find their way to the main town from areas of Nasuuti, Kitete, Nabuti, Kawuga, Kikooza, wantoni, Bugujju and other areas.
Mukono Town is now a municipality in Mukono District in the Central Region of Uganda. The town is administered by the Mukono Town Council. The district headquarters are located in this town. It has links to the English town Guildford.
It is bordered by Kalagi to the north, Kira Town
The town is 27 kilometres east of the central business district of Kampala.
The town occupies approximately 31.4 square kilometres of land area. The coordinates of the town of Mukono are 00 21 36N, 32 45 00E (Latitude:0.3600; Longitude:32.7500).
Mukono is one of Uganda’s fastest growing urban areas.
The 2002 national census estimated the population of the town at 46,506. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the population at 57,400. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 59,000.
Here are some photos…