Political and Administrative Structure

DISTRICT PROFILE

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 &South), 11 sub counties and 5 town councils.

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Akileng Simon Peter

 DISTRICT CHAIRPERSON

Karyeija Benon Boneza

 

Mitooma District comprises of the following Local Governments and Administrative units.

Counties

Sub Counties

Town Councils

Parishes/Wards

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The Policy Making Organ
Mitooma District Council the supreme organ, headed by the LCV Chairman, is supported by an Executive committee of 3 members and 5 policy/sectoral Committees. They deliberate policy matters and make recommendations to the full Council of 30 Councilors (12 female and 18 male).

The Sectoral Committees include:

  • Finance, Administration, Investment, Information and General Purpose
  • Community Development (Gender, Labour, Youth, Children, Elderly and Disabled)
  • Education, Sports, Health, Sanitation and Security.
  • Production (Agriculture, Veterinary, Fisheries, Forestry, Environment, Marketing and Industry
  • Works, Water, Land, Urban and Regional Planning.

Statutory Bodies There are also statutory bodies, which are mandated by law to carry out specific roles and responsibilities to ensure effective and efficient service delivery. These include:

  • District Contracts Committee
  • District Public Accounts Committee
  • District Service Commission
  • District Land Board

A Contracts Committee comprising of appointed Technical Officers replaced the District Tender Board according to the Local Governments Amendment Act 2006.

Office of the Resident District Commissioner
It represents the President in the District and ensures that both national and local priorities are given due consideration and are implemented in an accountable manner.

Lower Local Governments
The Sub counties, Parishes/Wards and villages/Cells have councils and executive committees, which coordinate the various functions.