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Volume 1964, Issue 2, 1964
Author B.W. LanglandsSource: East African Geographical Review 1964, pp 1 –16 (1964)More Less
These notes arise from a lecture given to a geography teachers' refresher course held at Makerere University College in December 1962. They are presented here, not because they are thought to contain any points of specific academic value but only because the participants at the conference claimed that the examples of landscape features given were of particular value to them for teaching purposes. The lack of academic depth in the subjects raised will be readily apparent to those many geographers who know more of the geomorphological nature of our countryside than I do, for the talk on landscapes which I gave at that conference was the first occasion on which I had ventured into the field of landscape geography. Sometimes a service can be performed by presenting to teachers an aspect of their work from the standpoint of a non-specialist. These notes are offered essentially as simple material for school teachers from a non-expert in the field of landscape geography.
Author J.R. BlackieSource: East African Geographical Review 1964, pp 17 –22 (1964)More Less
Water is a vital natural resource in East Africa, whether in the form of rain, surface or ground water. The seasonal amount of rain is often the limiting factor in agricultural production and the presence or absence of surface water in many cases determines the extent of human habitation. Even in areas where rainfall is adequate for settled agriculture, perennial surface water supplies are essential for domestic and stock requirements. Where irrigation schemes are in operation or planned, their success depends on a particular minimum flow of water in the river. The areas in East Africa that give rise to perennial streams are very limited in extent and the judicious management of the land in these areas is of paramount importance in maintaining surface water resources.
Author J.C. DoornkampSource: East African Geographical Review 1964, pp 23 –29 (1964)More Less
Of all the counties in Ankole, Buhweju is the most isolated. This is true in both a physical and a human sense. Buhweju is situated in north-western Ankole (Fig.1) between the lowland around Mbarara to the south-east, and the Kazinga Channel within the Western Rift Valley, to the north-west. This article is not intended to be a regional or a systematic study of Buhweju, but rather is concerned with the application of landform study to road development problems within the area.
Author D.G.R. BelshawSource: East African Geographical Review 1964, pp 30 –36 (1964)More Less
It is the purpose of this note to descriptionbe the location of the major settlement areas at the beginning of 1964, and to indicate in broad outline the relationship between these areas and the former tribal land units. It is not intended to discuss the effect of the resulting changes in land use on the economy of Kenya, nor the controversial question of the short and long term viability of the new small-holdings.(2)
Author A.D. BeckSource: East African Geographical Review 1964, pp 37 –43 (1964)More Less
The members of the East Africa Royal Commission, 1953-55, drew attention in their Report1 to the Kilombero valley region of south-central Tanganyika as an agricultural zone of high potential. The extensive area of fertile land was at that time virtually undeveloped, but several major projects have subsequently been established, and investigations have shown that future agricultural expansion on a scale unprecedented in Tanganyika would be both technically possible and economically advantageous.
Author B.S. HoyleSource: East African Geographical Review 1964, pp 44 –45 (1964)More Less
Attention was drawn in the first issue of this journal to the development at Jinja of the first steel rolling milling mill in East Africa. During 1963 plans for a number of other major industrial undertakings have been announced, which on completion will serve further to emphasize the position of Jinja as the foremost industrial centre of its kind in East Africa. Five major factors are involved in this development: firstly, the astute investment of very large sums of money by the Madhvani group of companies, a source that already underlies much of the economic life of the Jinja area in agriculture as well as industry; secondly, government support for Jinja's developing role as the industrial focus of Uganda; thirdly the availability of large quantities of power from the Owen Falls hydro-electric station, power that is cheaper at source for major plants than elsewhere in Uganda, together with the possibility of constructing a second dam a few miles downstream at Bujagali Falls should the need arise; fourthly, the general geographical situation of Jinja in the economically focal lake zone of Uganda, well served by communications; finally, the ready availability of plentiful supplies of labour, water and land for industrial use in Jinja and the immediate vicinity.
Author A.M. O'ConnorSource: East African Geographical Review 1964, pp 46 –47 (1964)More Less
The years 1962 and 1963 witnessed substantial changes in the railway system of East Africa. This note aims only to record these. In Uganda, the branch line from Tororo to Soroti was extended northwards, reaching Lira in July 1962 and Gulu in February, 1963. Construction was greatly assisted by the ease of the country traversed, much of the line being laid along a low watershed, and also by the availability of track from the Tanga Line which has been relaid with heavier material. These two factors contributed to the low cost of ï¿½1.4 million for the 137-mile line. The extension was built to replace the Lake Kyoga and Nile steamer service, which was the only means by which E.A.R. & H. served Lango and Acholi in the past. The lake boats were nearing the end of their useful life, and water transport was proving increasingly unsatisfactory for the movement of goods to and from northern Uganda. The Lake Kyoga service was to have been withdrawn in 1963, but in fact flooding of the ports brought it to a premature end the year before.