Community of Panzaala
The community of Panzaala is located on the northern most tip of central Uganda. It is located in the county of Moyo and in the sub-county of Dufile, and is bordered on the north and east by the Nile River, on the west by the wildlife preserve, and by Dufile to the south. Panzaala is separated from Nimule. Sudan by the Nile River, and is a very important transportation route for those traveling to and from the Sudan. Due to the travel that occurs in the Panzaala Road, Panzaala is poised to be very influential in the spreading of the gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
The people of Panzaala are the most precious people. Though they have a very hard life, they always seem to smile, especially in response to one extended to them. Panzaala is a very poor village of approximately 500 people. The tribal identity and language of the people of Panzaala is Madi. Their morning greeting is Ojeda; the afternoon, adjeera, and good evening. They are primarily agricultural, although they have goats, pigs and some cattle. Due to the hard way of life there, there are many widows and orphans. Disease is an ever present way of life due to Malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, typhoid, parasitic infections and malnutrition.
Other services of the village economy is making papyrus mats, roof grasses to cover their Tukuls (homes), and the making and baking of bricks.
There are seasons. The equivalent of our summer months ran from November through March, and then there are two rainy seasons, one milder one beginning in June continuing through October with the peak of the rainy season being August. The temperatures range from 120 degrees F during the summer season to 70 degrees F during the rainy season.
Local wildlife includes seasonal migration of the elephant, nile crocodile, night hippopotamus, monkeys, boar, monitor lizards, and python, viper, cobra and mamba snakes.