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Map of Kampala showing the location of Bwaise.

Coordinates: 00°21′00″N 32°33′40″E / 0.35000°N 32.56111°E / 0.35000; 32.56111

Country  Uganda
Region Central Uganda
District Kampala Capital City Authority
Division Kawempe Division
Elevation 1,180 m (3,870 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Bwaise is a neighborhood within the city of Kampala, Uganda's capital city. Due to lack of Urban planning, it has grown into a commercial, Industrial and residential town with poor infrastructure developments. The lack of infrastructure and poor service provision has exposed the town dwellings to several challenges including flooding and water borne diseases.


Bwaise is bordered by Kawempe to the north, Kyebando to the east, Mulago to the southeast, Makerere to the south and Kasubi to the southwest. This location is approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi), by road, north of Kampala's central business district.[1] The coordinates of Bwaise are:00 21 00N, 32 33 40E (Latitude:0.3500; Longitude:32.5610).


Bwaise is a slum, one of the poorest areas in the city of Kampala. The Uganda Scouts Association operates a school in Bwaise, called Outspan School Bwaise, with assistance from the Northamptonshire Scout Troupe in the United Kingdom.[2]

Fast population growth has resulted into encroachment on the wetlands, this construction and poor drainage systems developments have made Bwaise to be prone to flooding.[3]


The landmarks within or near Bwaise include the following:

  • The Kampala-Gulu Highway - The highway passes through the middle of the neighborhood in a North-South direction.
  • Kawempe Division Headquarters.
  • Bwaise Central Market and Kalwere Market, the major sources of fresh food and fruits for Kampala City.
  • Outspan School Bwaise - A school sponsored by the Northamptonshire Scout Troupe in the United Kingdom

See also


External links

  • Challenges and Constraints to Planning and Development in Kampala

Coordinates: 00°21′00″N 32°33′40″E / 0.35000°N 32.56111°E / 0.35000; 32.56111

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