Carved out of Moyo District, Obongi is a district in the Northern part of Uganda whose operations only began in 2019. Obongi District headquarters are in the district’s main town, Obongi.
The district is located South of Moyo, bordering districts Adjumani and Nebbi. It is 519 km by rod, from Kampala.
Obongi District has a population of 50,000 people, and the main language spoken is Lugbara. The district is home to Palorinya Settlement, with a registered refugee population of nearly 123,000. Palorinya borders Moyo District’s Laropi, Lefori and Moyo sub-counties.
About 80% of the households carry out subsistence agriculture as their main economic activity. The crops grown include sweet potatoes, sorghum, cassava, sim-sim (sesame seeds), groundnut, finger millet, maize, cowpeas and beans.
Fishing is another main economic activity in the district. The Nile River is the main source of fish within the district.
Tourists hotspots here are at Mukiri, where people can go to pay homage to their ancestors, and also see the dam there. The ferry at Obongi Landing Site is the main link between West Nile and Acholi region, More stats on Obongi