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
ACTING DISTRICT CHAIRPERSON
Mitooma District entirely depends on modern farming as its main economic activity. i.e crop growing and animal rearing. Major crops grown include; bananas, coffee, maize, sugarcane, tea, cassava, potatoes, fruits among others. Major animals reared include; cattle, goats, poultry, piggery. Other economic activities are; fish farming, brick making, hand craft making, stone quarrying, lumbering (on a small scale), commercial trading activities, mining (in Mayanga), agro processing (those who make wines)