Mityana District

Local Government

About Us

About Us

About Us

Mityana District was established on July 1, 2005 by an Act of Parliament. Previously it was part of Greater Mubende District. The District lies in the Central Region of Uganda.


Mityana District Local Government boarders with the following Districts: Kiboga, Kyankwanzi, Kasanda, Nakaseke, Wakiso, Mpigi and Mubende. The District Headquarters are located in Mityana Municipality at Kunywa, 73 Kilometers West of Kampala Capital City.


Size: The total land area of the District is 14,597,85 hectares with 9.49 percent covered by Water and Wetlands, rest of the land is covered by Tropical High Forests, Woodland, Bush Land, Farmland, and built-up areas.


Administrative Units: Mityana District Local Government comprises of two Counties namely Mityana and Busujju. The District has the following sub counties:- Ssekanyonyi, Namungo, Bulera, Kikandwa, Butayunja, Kakindu, Maanyi, Kalangaalo, Bbanda and Malangala. Town Councils include Busunju, Ssekanyonyi, Zigoti and Bbanda Town Council.


Religion: The majority of the Populations are Catholics who make up 47% percent followed by Anglicans at 44% percent and Moslems at 19% percent. Others include Seventh day Adventist, Pentecostals and indigenous worshipers.


Ethnicity: Baganda are the most dominant ethnic group accounting for 78% of the total population followed by Banyarwanda 10% Banyankole and Banyoro 3%, Bakiga 2%, Bafumbira 1% and other 55 tribes making 13%.


Climate: The District high altitude ensures favorable climate with medium annual temperatures ranging from 17.2 to 29 degrees centigrade.


It experiences rainfall throughout the year with heavy rains in March and April, November and September. The annual average rainfall is 99mm. The two rain seasons are influenced by the overhead sun at the equator. The rest of the year is a dry season with very little proximity of receiving rainfall.


District Population: The current District population projection is estimated to be 400,000, give its high population growth.