Shinyanga District Council is one of the five Councils and one municipal Council forming Shinyanga Region. The Council lies between latitude 30.20’ and 30.95’ south of the equator and between longitudes 320.30 and 330.30 east of Greenwich Meridian, south of Lake Victoria. It is bordered to the east by the Kishapu District and Shinyanga Municipal Councils, to the west by the Kahama and Geita Districts, and to the north by Kwimba District and to the south by the Nzega District. For administrative purposes, Shinyanga District Council has a normal structure which extends to all levels – the Council, the ward, the village and sub village level which is the uniform structure according to the legislation. The Council is divided into 3 Divisions, 26 Wards, 126 Villages and 856 Sub –Villages as shown in figure 1 below. According to the National Census projection, the population of the Shinyanga District Council is estimated to be at 363,500 with an annual growth rate of 2.4%. The dominant climate is tropical type of climate with clearly rainy and dry seasons. The distribution of these rains is quite inappropriate for agricultural activities and livestock rearing in the Council. The Investment Policy is the outcome of the joint efforts by a wide spectrum of stakeholders reflecting public-private smart partnership. Its implementation equally depends on the common efforts of each one of us strive to curve a place for our Council in the global economy for its products in the national market place.

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