Jangwani (Kata ya Jangawani, in Swahili) is an administrative ward of the Ilala Municipical Council of the Dar es Salaam Region in Tanzania. The Upanga East and Upanga West wards border the ward on its northern side. The ward is bordered by Mchafukoge and Kisutu to the east. Mchikichini ward borders the ward to the west. The ward is bordered to the south by the Kariakoo ward. According to the 2012 census, the ward has a total population of 17,647.[1]

Kata ya Jangwani (Swahili)
From top to bottom:
Crosswalk at UN avenue in Jangwani and street scene in Jangwani
Coordinates: 6°48′59.76″S 39°16′27.48″E / 6.8166000°S 39.2743000°E / -6.8166000; 39.2743000
Country Tanzania
RegionDar es Salaam Region
DistrictIlala District
 • Total0.6 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
 • Total17,647
Ethnic groups
 • SettlerSwahili
 • AncestralZaramo
Tanzanian Postal Code

Administration edit

The postal code for the Jangwani ward is 11108.[2] The ward is divided into the following neighborhoods (Mitaa):

Government edit

The ward, like every other ward in the country, has local government offices based on the population served.The Jangwani Ward administration building houses a court as per the Ward Tribunal Act of 1988, including other vital departments for the administration the ward.[3] The ward has the following administration offices:

  • Jangwani Ward Police Station located in Karume neighborhood
  • Jangwani Ward Government Office (Afisa Mtendaji) in Shariff Shamba Neighborhood
  • Jangwani Ward Tribunal (Baraza La Kata) is a Department inside Ward Government Office

In the local government system of Tanzania, the ward is the smallest democratic unit. Each ward is composed of a committee of eight elected council members which include a chairperson, one salaried officer (with no voting rights), and an executive officer. One-third of seats are reserved for women councillors.[4]

Demographics edit

The ward serves as the Zaramo people's ancestral home, along with much of the district. As the city developed throughout time, the ward became into a cosmopolitan ward. In total, 17,647 people called the ward home in 2012.[5]

Education and health edit

Education edit

The ward is home to these educational institutions [6]

  • Mnazi Mmoja Primary school
  • Peninsula Primary School
  • Alharamain Secondary School

Healthcare edit

The ward is home to the following health institutions:[7]

  • Zainab Clinic, Jangwani
  • Abbas Medical Center, Jangwani
  • Dr. Hameer Health Center

References edit

  1. ^ "2002 Population and Housing Census General Report". Government of Tanzania. Archived from the original on 2 January 2004. Retrieved 21 August 2008.
  2. ^ "Jangwani Postal Code". Retrieved 15 June 2023.
  3. ^ "Ward Tribunal Act 1988". Retrieved 19 March 2023.
  4. ^ "Local Government System" (PDF). Retrieved 19 March 2023.
  5. ^ "Ilala District Socio economic Profile" (PDF). Ilala Municipal Council. 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2023.
  6. ^ "Ilala District Socio economic Profile" (PDF). Ilala Municipal Council. 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2023.
  7. ^ "Health Institutions". Retrieved 16 May 2023.