AJUMANI

Background Information

Adjumani is one of the districts in the North-Western region of Uganda. It is bordered by Moyo district in the North, Arua and Yumbe in the west, and Amuru District in the south and east. It has an average altitude of 1,200 metres above sea level and a total area of about 3,128 Km² of which the land area is 3,081.2Km².

Adjumani has sufficient land for agricultural production. Its total area is 3,128.2 sq. km and 1,455 Sq. km. (46.5%) is arable land. The climate is tropical in nature with moderate rainfall and tem-perature ranging from 19-36oC. The soils are generally fertile of medium to high productivity, with Ofua sub-county having the richest soils. These natural conditions are conducive for agriculture. Adjumani has ample sources of water for production. They include open water bodies comprising 2.5% of total land area with River Nile (Albert Nile) being the major feature of the district. Other prominent rivers include Itirikwa, Esia, Ayugi, Tete, Adidi and Zoka. In Adropi sub-county there are prominent seasonal streams like Assisi, Adropi, Robidire, Oliji, Ariwa, Minia, Surumu, Ura Eyi that drain into river Nile. The district is also endowed with a hot spring, located at Amuru in Pakele sub-county. The groundwater resource is abundant. However, in some areas it is very difficult to drill boreholes. WHY INVEST IN ADJUMANI DISTRICT? Enabling environment

Adjumani has great potential as an investment location which Government is committed to unlock through prioritized and strategic infrastructure development covering transport, energy, Transport infrastructure Within the Second National Development Plan (NDPII) 2015/16 – 2019/20, Government plans to tarmac the district’s one major road that starts from Atyak and passes through Adjumani and Moyo towns to Afoji, at the South Sudan border. This road is very strategic in enabling trade between three districts Gulu, Adjumani and Moyo to the Sudan boarder, The district has a murram road network linking most parts of the district. These roads provide access to the rural agricultural areas. They are regularly maintained by the Local Government. Adjumani and Moyo districts are linked by ferry services across the River Nile.

Energy infrastructure

Government has focused on massive electricity generation and supply nationwide with the aim of significantly reducing the overall unit cost and making it readily available to investors. Adjumani was connected to the national grid in 2014. Local government structures and their role in investor support The local government structures integrate the political structure under the district Chairman and the technical structure under Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to provide the necessary clout and expertise for effective service delivery.