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Uganda is a landlocked country in Eastern Africa Located on the edge of the Equator on longitude 320 E and latitude 10 N. Uganda is bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on the West, Kenya on the East, Rwanda and Tanzania on the South, , and South Sudan on the North. Kampala is the capital city (largest city) and the country’s total population is about 34 Million. The country's highest point is Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley (5,110 m), a mountain located in Rwenzori range within Rwenzori National Park while the lowest is Lake Albert (621m). Uganda is a member of IGAD.

The country is mostly plateau with some rolling hills and low mountains. Grassland and tropical forest dominate the central region, with volcanic foothills in the East. The Ruwenzori Mountains form much of the south Western border and some of its peaks include Mount Baker, Mount Emin, Mount Gessi, Mount Stanley, etc. Eastern Uganda has volcanic hills dominated by Mount Elgon, Mount Moroto, Mount Morungole, Mount Napak, Mount Zulia, etc. Uganda has many rivers and contains many large lakes and almost one-fifth of its total area is open water or swampland. Some of the major lakes are Lake Victoria (the second largest inland freshwater lake in the world and the largest in Africa.), Lake Kyoga, Lake Albert, and Lake Edward among others. The major rivers in Uganda include the Katonga River (flowing from Katonga Wildlife Refuge into Lake Victoria and from the Western side of the watershed water flows south West into Lake George), Semliki River (originates from the Rwenzori ranges, fows to DR Congo and back to Uganda where it joins Lake Albert), River Albert Nile (The Nile Leaving Lake Albert) which flows into South Sudan, where it is called the Bahr al Jabal, or Mountain Nile, etc.

The Ministry of water and Environment is responsible for setting national policies and standards, managing and regulating water resources and determining priorities for water development and management. The Directorate of Water Resources Management is responsible for the implementing IGAD-HYCOS Project in Uganda. The staffs involved are Eng. Mugisha Shillingi (Steering Committee Member) and Mr. Wilson Fred Kyosingira (National Focal Point). For more information click this link http://www.mwe.go.ug/  OR Contact: P.O.BOX 19. ENTEBBE       TEL: (+256) 0414 321342

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