- Kuhusu Sisi
- Kituo Cha Habari
Buhigwe District Council was established in 2012 under the Government Notice No. 73 of 2nd march 2012. It is one of 7 councils of Kigoma Region, others districts includes; Kibondo, Kigoma, Kigoma/Ujiji Municipal, Uvinza, Kasulu and Kakonko. It is located in the Western part of Kigoma Region. In the west, it is bordered by Republic of Burundi, in the East and northern part is bordered by Kasulu District Council, in the south-eastern is bordered by Congo DRC, in the southern part is bordered by Kigoma District Council. It is located in the highlands found nearby Republic of Burundi.
Buhigwe District Council is among seven Local Government Authorities in Kigoma Region. It has an area of 1,700.29 square Kilometers. Administratively, it is divided into 2 Divisions; 20 Wards, 44 Villages and 188 Sub-villages. The Council has a population of 254,342 people including 120,690 males and 133,652 females as per population and household census of 2012.
Its natural geographical position is characterized by topography, soil fertility, favorable climatic conditions and reliable infrastructures and soon the District will be electrified by thermal power that will make Buhigwe best option for investors.
The District council is proud of production in maize, beans, banana and cassava for food crops while coffee, oil palm and ginger is considered to be cash crop and opportunity of establishing sugar cane plantation along Malagarasi River. The topographical and favorable condition found in Buhigwe may attract tourism activities. The area is characterized by attractive landscapes such as gullies and a number of valleys.
The Land Banking in the District is not yet in place but the District has a strong plan to identify areas suitable for investment purpose such as agricultural development, processing industries, manufacturing and tourism. The District is interconnected with accessible road networking within and outside. Buhigwe district has 574 km road net work out of which 48 km are tarmac road and 526 km are earth roads.
Preparation of this Investment Profile has been a work done by cooperation with various stakeholders in and outside the District. These include Regional Administrative secretariat, Buhigwe planning department and Tanza Consult & Associates (TCA). Their support during the preparation of this profile is highly appreciated.
Map 1: Buhigwe and Neighboring countries and districts.