Causes Of Poverty In Buwenge Town Council, Jinja District

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ABSTRACT

Poverty is usually defined as the lack of basic human needs, such as clean water, nutrition,

health care, education, clothing and shelter, because of the inability to afford them where as

relative poverty is the condition of having fewer resources or less income than others within a

society or country, or compared to worldwide averages (http://encarta.msn.com/).

In this report, I investigated the different causes of poverty in Buwenge Town Council in

Jinja District in Eastern Uganda. I also investigated the effects and the current interventions

to curb poverty. The causes of poverty in Buwenge Town Council were found to be both

personal and government stimulated. Some of these causes of poverty include: Poor

government policies that do not protect citizens against theft of property and exploitation,

laziness, culture, political instability, alcoholism, poor health services, poor education system

that is theoretical and not practical creating job seekers other than creators, subsistence

agriculture producing for consumption, brain drain, corruption and bureaucracy.

Some of the effects of poverty were found to be Hunger, less education, infant mortality,

child malnutrition, illiteracy, malnutrition, poor roads, poor health services and disease,

development of slums, drug abuse, child sacrifice, increased crime and insecurity, corruption

and high mo1iality rate.

The report used data from interviews carried out on town council/ district officials, business

persons and some community members in Buwenge Town Council in Jinja District. Also

related literature about poverty as written by previous scholars and researchers were considered.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). Causes Of Poverty In Buwenge Town Council, Jinja District. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 24, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/causes-of-poverty-in-buwenge-town-council-jinja-district

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "Causes Of Poverty In Buwenge Town Council, Jinja District" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 04 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/causes-of-poverty-in-buwenge-town-council-jinja-district . Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "Causes Of Poverty In Buwenge Town Council, Jinja District". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 04 Jun. 2021. Web. 24 Jun. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/causes-of-poverty-in-buwenge-town-council-jinja-district >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "Causes Of Poverty In Buwenge Town Council, Jinja District" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 24, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/causes-of-poverty-in-buwenge-town-council-jinja-district