A country in Africa

Some basic information on, an eastern African country, Admittedly, there are quite a few countries in Africa that are bigger or even smaller than Great Britain.

There's a country in Africa, that is reportedly the same size as Great Britain!

Admittedly, there are quite a few countries in Africa that are bigger or even smaller than Great Britain.

This country also has two official languages like English and Swahili. (Yes, you want to point out the fact that there are other countries that has Swahili as an addition to their official language. Yes, you are right. Kenya also has Swahili as one of her official languages.

But do you know any other country in Africa that people refer to as the 'pearl of Africa'. I doubt that there is two 'pearl of Africa'. All the amazing facts above, are all from Uganda.

 

Uganda is a popular country in the eastern part of Africa. Her capital city is Kampala and there are about forty-two million, eight hundred and eighty-six thousand beautiful human beings in Uganda!

Uganda has three colors on its national flag they are; black, yellow, and red. Her form of government is a varying party republic with a single legislative house. Uganda, obtained its Independence in the year 1962, on the second of October.

The country had a very significant stunt in both financial and population growth due to, her many environmental problems, and uncurtained spread of AIDS, and a sore history of political violence and conflict!

Despite the above problems mitigating against the country, she has been to a certain degree, able to tackle AIDS popularly known as slim and put a stop to political violence or conflict. This was done by a commonly elected civilian government. This civilian government has made some commendable impact on the country. Uganda is known to have one of the fastest-growing economies in Africa.

There's a mixture of religions in Uganda. There are Muslims, traditionalists, and also Christians.

Uganda encompasses vast ecosystems. Her relief ranges from tall volcanic mountains, lush rainforest, to densely populated swamps.

Agriculture is the mainstay of Uganda. Agriculture forms a substantial part of the country's gross domestic product and serves as a source of income for many of the county's inhabitants.

Uganda's major cash crops for export are cotton and coffee. Uganda has very fertile land. Most of the fertile lands are in the south, which accounts for the high number of farmers in the south. The following are some crops grown and often times exported;

1.  Tomato.

2. Soybeans.

3. Millet.

4. Beans.

5. Cassava.

6. Maize.

7. Sweet potato.

8. Horticultural products

9. Vegetables; cabbage, carrot, green peas.

10. Groundnuts, etc.

 

Most farmers in Uganda are not exposed to mechanized farming. They are dependant on basic farming tools like the hoe, Cutlass, etc. They also have little to no access to herbicides, fertilizers, and the likes of them.

Livestock farming is encouraged in Uganda. It is estimated that two in four Ugandans, consumes meat which comprises primarily of poultry product. The following are some of the livestock in Uganda;

1. Cattle (a high proportion).

2. Turkey.

3. Duck.

4. Pigs.

5. Chickens.

6. Sheep.

7. Goat.

8. Ram, etc.

As earlier mentioned, Uganda operates a system of government that is a varying party republic with a single legislative house. The country's heads of government are; Yoweri Museveni, as the ninth president, and Robinah Nabbanja, as the eleventh and first female prime minister.

Thank you! A second part is coming up!


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