On Jinja

Background Info on Jinja

Jinja Municipality is the second largest town of Uganda. It was formerly a fishing village that benefited from being on long-distance trade routes. The town was founded in 1901 by the British as an administrative centre for the Provincial Government Headquarters for Busoga region. This was around the time when…
Economy of Jinja Originally Jinja was the largest industrial centre in Uganda. Due to a number of reasons including expulsion of the Asian entrepreneurs in 1972, the civil wars that ensued, unfavourable macro-economic policies and developments at national level and the influence of changes in the world market this economic…


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