This district was created after protracted agitation by the people of the area. One of the reasons the people advanced their own district was that administrative headquarters in Tororo was distant and affected service delivery to the people.
The district has over 228,181 people, 118,257 of which are female and 109,924 are male.
The practice agriculture wit the main emphasis on Food crops such as Rice, finger millet, sorghum, bananas, sweet potatoes, beans, peas and cassava. Cash Crops include, cotton and sunflower.
The district has a total of 117 primary schools with 104 government, 10 private and 3 community schools. For secondary schools, the district has over 25 schools, 11 are government, 11 private and 3 community.
The district has 7 Government dispensaries (II), 7 health centres (III) at county, 2 health centres (IV) at sub-district and no hospital. More so, it has 1 private/NGO dispensary, 19 clinics and 1 health centre (III).
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