Demographic and socio - economic data are useful for planning and evidence - based decision making in any country. Such data are collected through Population Censuses, Demographic and Socio - economic Surveys, Civil Registration Systems and other Administrative sources. In Uganda, however, the Population and Housing Census remains the main source of demographic data, especially at the sub-national level.
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
Karyeija Benon Boneza