Lira Municipality is located in Lira District in Northern Uganda. It is geographically located at latitude 20’ 17′ north of the equator and longitude 32’ 56′ east of the principal meridian. (Figure 1, 2 and 3). It started as a trading centre in 1919 and became a township in 1933. In 1954 the township became a Town Board. At independence in 1962 Lira became a Town Council and it was not until 1985 that it was elevated to its current status of a Municipal Council.