Arusha District council - HISTORY

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HISTORY

Arusha District Council is Local Government Authority established under Local Government (District Authorities) Act Cap 287 R.E 2002. As a Local Government Authority it is body corporate and have perpetual succession. Capable of entering into contract in its corporate name, holding and purchasing or acquiring in any other way and as posing of any movable or immovable property.

The Arusha District is administratively divided into seventeen wards as follows;

1.Baraa

2.Daraja Mbili

3.Elerai

4.Engutoto

5.Kaloleni

6.Kati

7.Kimandolu

8.Lemara

9.Levolosi

10.Ngarenaro

11.Oloirien

12.Sekei

13.Sokon I

14.Sombetini

15.Terrat

16.Themi

17.Unga L.T.D

AGRICULTURE

Agriculture and Livestock production are major economic activities of the Arusha district council residents. The District has an arable land of 78,350 ha. Land under cultivation is 36,802 (53 %.)

Based on altitude and rainfall there are three Agro-Ecological zones i.e. high, medium and low potential zones. In each zone different farming system is practiced.

In the district, a number of crops are grown both for cash and food purposes. Cash crops include Coffee, flowers, artimesia and Pyrethrum while banana, potatoes, maize, pigeon peas, sorghum, fruits and vegetables are grown for food. Coffee and flower are produced by large scale farmers who own big plantations (land). Livestock kept in the district include dairy cows and goats, indigenous cattle, chicken, goats and sheep

TOURISM

Availability of National Parks in both Arusha and Manyara Regions namely, Arusha, Manyara and Ngorongoro National Parks and not forgetting Tarangire National Parks in Manyara Region attracts most of the tourists from various part of the world to come in Arusha, (known as home of the world). The district council is looking for Investors to invest in this sector

 

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