LUSANGAZI DISTRICT

Introduction
Lusangazi district is one of the 14 districts in the Eastern Province of Zambia. It is situated 466km east of Lusaka and 190km west of Chipata. It is located in the southern part of Eastern Province and lies between 13°30′ latitude and 14°45′ longitude, 31° west and 32° east. The District shares district boundaries with Petauke in the south and with Sinda and Mambwe in the north-east, as well as Serenje in Central Province in the north-west. The district has a total surface area of approximately three thousand seven hundred and one square kilometres (3,701 km²) Social

Economic profile
The main commercial activity of Lusangazi district is agriculture which includes crop farming and Livestock rearing.The major crops grown are cotton, maize, groundnuts, soya beans and sunflower. There is also horticulture production by small farmers who farm oranges, tomatoes, onion, guavas and mangoes.The district accommodates several Game ranches for small scale tourism activities. There are several small-scale mining activities within Lusangazi ward as well which enhance the social economic activities of the local people and non-local people. Livelihood is also supported by small scale trading and cattle, goats, donkeys, sheep and chickens are reared in Lusangazi District.

Demographic profile
Lusangazi district has a total population of 50, 176 ¬¬¬according to the CSO 2010, Projections of 2019 and currently comprises four wards namely: Mawanda, Chisangu, Lusangazi and Ukwimi wards. In 2016, when Lusangazi District was still under Petauke District the total number of people who were 18 years and above, and were registered voters, basing on the four wards stood at 15,449 with a male representation of about 7,395 and a female representation of about 8,054 (ECZ, 2016).