Mitooma district was curved out of Bushenyi district and became operational effective 1st July 2010. It has a population of 185,519 (National Housing and Population Census report, 2014); projected population of 194,300(National Bureau Statistics, 2020) and total land size of 543.9 square kilometres. It boarders with the following districts; Bushenyi and Sheema in the east, Ntungamo in the south, Rukungiri in the west and Rubirizi in the north; The district headquarters are located about 15 kilometers on the Ishaka -Rukungiri road. Mitooma district has one county (Ruhinda), three constituencies (Ruhinda, Ruhinda North and Ruhinda South), eleven sub counties and five town councils.
District Vision: A transformed population from peasant to modern and prosperous community
District Mission: To provide quality services through a coordinated delivery system, focusing on the national and local priorities for sustainable development
District Goal: Increased household incomes and improved quality of life for the people of Mitooma District