Nansana

Nansana is a town in the Central Region of Uganda. It is located in the Wakiso District and is one of the five municipalities in the district.

Location

Nansana is located on the main highway between Kampala and Hoima, the Kampala-Hoima Road.[4The town is approximately 12 kilometres (7 mi), by road, north-west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital and largest city. This is approximately 9 kilometres (6 mi), by road, south of Wakiso, the location of he district headquartersThe coordinates of the town are 0°21’50.0″N, 32°31’43.0″E (Latitude:0.363889; Longitude:32.528611)

Population

In 2002, the national population census put Nansana’s population at 62,044. In 2010, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) estimated the town’s population at 86,200. In 2011, UBOS estimated the mid-year population at 89,900.In 2014, the national population census put the population at 365,124.

Overview

Nansana is a high-density working class neighborhood. Beginning in May 2017 a crime wave engulfed the town, involving the murder of young women in their 20’s and 30s. As of 4 August 2017, a total of 10 young women have been murdered in Nansana, after being sexually molested.None of the murders have been solved. The local politicians have disagreed on what needs to be done. There are reasons to believe that some of the victims were engaged in prostitution and were killed when they disagreed with their customers. Ian Kyeyune, the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) for Wakiso District proposes to licence all prostitutes in the town so that they are accorded protection by the government. However, Regina Bakitte, the mayor of Nansana, opposes the idea, arguing that this would encourage promiscuity in the town. Prostitution is illegal in Uganda.

Information from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nansana

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