Momba District Council is one of the new districts, this was officially established in 2012 by the Government in accordance with section five (5) of the Local Government (District Authorities) Act, chapter 287 RE 2012 and among other laws relating to the establishment of The district includes the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Regional and District Establishment Act chapter 397 of 2012, after the division of Mbozi District with the aim of facilitating access to services for residents of Momba District, following the announcement of Government (GN) No. 73 of 2012 Momba district was declared officially established along with 18 other districts, the official certificate of establishment of Momba district and came into force was issued on 23/12/2012.
Momba District is made up of two councils, Momba District Council and Tunduma Town Council, which together have 4 divisions, Momba District Council with 3 divisions and one constituency and Tunduma Town Council if and 1 division and one constituency.
Momba District is located in the western part of the new Songwe Region, between latitudes 80 10 “South” and 90 15 “south of the Equator line, Longitude 320 5’East and 320 45” East of the Greenwich line of the Meridian. The district is bordered by Rukwa Region and Zambia on the west, the east is bordered by Mbozi District, the north is bordered by Chunya District, and the south is bordered by Ileje District.
“To be an exemplary institution that facilitates social service and ensures access to sustainable economic and social development”
“To provide quality services to the community by ensuring the efficient and effective use of available resources, by building capacity, good governance and enhancing the well-being of the people of Momba and surrounding areas”
The main economic activity for the residents of Momba district is Agriculture where 80% of the population depends on agriculture. In agriculture, the opportunities available in agricultural products are as follows: –
Rice cultivation in Iyendwe, chitete, kamsamba, mkulwe, chilulumo, msangano.
The allotted area is 13,466 Hectares with a production capacity of 37,783 Tons per annum.
Cultivation of sorghum in the areas of madangano, mkulwe, chilulumo, kamsamba, papapa, harvest, mkomba.
The allotted area is 13,015 Hectares with a production capacity of 20,515 Tons per annum.
Naming’ongo Irrigation Zone.
The area covers an area of 1,500 Hectares capable of producing 9,000 Tons of rice per year
Sugarcane cultivation in kapele county
The area covers an area of 1,752 Hectares.
Coffee cultivation in Ndalambo division
TWO KEY PRODUCTS THAT BRING QUICK RESULTS IN IMPROVING THE INCOME OF MOMBA CITIZENS
Despite Momba District Council having many opportunities as outlined above, rice and sorghum crops can bring immediate results to the people in raising their income and become a reliable raw material in setting up processing plants for these crops. This will help increase the value chain of these products.
The District has 3 divisions, 14 wards, 72 villages and 302 Hamlets.
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