Nkasi District Council was established in 1983 and given a certificate No. 17429/12 after a series of landmarks that led to the enacting of a Local government. It is one of the four District councils comprising the Rukwa region.
Nkasi District Council profile provides information on the basic information of the District in all areas. The Council’s service delivery is guided by National development goals which are in line with millennium development goals.
The Council’s Vision Statement aims at “Seeing its community receiving high quality services and improved sustainable livelihood”.
“Nkasi District Council, in collaboration with various stakeholders, intends to provide satisfying and high quality services through adherence to good governance and priorities set by the community in relation to available resources by year 2020”.
Nkasi district is among three districts of Rukwa Region. It is located on the South West Part of Tanzania between Lake Tanganyika and Lake Rukwa and lies between longitude 30o 20’-31o 30’ East and Latitude 6o 58’-8o 17” South. The major and unique characteristic of the District is its long shore of Lake Tanganyika, which lies in the district covering almost 186 kilometers from Kalila village situated in the far north to Kilambo cha Mkolechi village in the south.
Topography Vegetation and Climate
The District has two Agro-economic zones namely; the Fipa Plateau and the Lake Tanganyika Shore. The Fipa plateau, which covers about 75% of the district’s total land area, lies between altitudes 1,250 metres and 2,200 metres above sea level and the plateau is covered with open grassland that occupies 42% of the District area, and Miombo woodland which occupies 50%.
The Fipa Plateau experiences rainy season from November to April, and dry season from May to October. The climate is generally cool during rainy season and warmer during dry season.
The Lake Tanganyika shore including its escarpments covers about 25% of the total land area and lies between altitudes 700 metres to 1,600 meters above sea level. This zone experiences varying rainy and dry seasons due to the effect of winds. The climate is warm throughout the year and rainfalls range from 750 millimetres to1, 200 millimetres per annum. Lake Tanganyika shore is covered with coastline forests and woodland vegetation.
Nkasi District has a dry savanna type of climate which is characterized by long seasons lasting between late April to early December and short single wet season during the remaining months. The climate is normally warm throughout a year. Table I below summarizes Agro-economic zones characteristic in the District.
Nkasi District Council in collaboration within Stakeholders intends to provide satisfying high quality sense through the adherence to good governance and priorities set by the community in relation to available resources by 2020
Nkasi District Council intends to see its community receiving high quality services and improved sustainable live hood.
In 2002, Nkasi District was administratively divided into thirteen wards. After the 2012 reorganization it had seventeen wards.
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