Manga

Manga

The districts located in Nyanza Province in southwest Kenya, curved out of Kisii and Nyamira Districts. The district is mostly hilly and is dissected by rivers flowing west into Lake Victoria. The hilly nature of the district leads to serious soil erosion and makes road communication difficult, especially in the rainy season; however so much progress has been made in paving the roads and rural electrification program in recent years.

Manga district lies on a highland equatorial climate, and as such it receives rain almost throughout the year, although there are two rainy seasons [March to May and October to November]. The average rainfall is over 1500 mm and is quite reliable, helping to support cash crops (such as coffee, tea and pyrethrum) and subsistence crops (maize, beans, millet and potatoes). Temperatures can range from 10 °C to 31 °C.

Health facilities are inadequate, unevenly distributed and lacking in essential medicines. Most schools in Manga district lack science laboratories, given that fees for secondary school are in excess of Ksh.10,000 [$150] per year, for most children,  primary school education  is the highest level of education open to them.

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