Moyo District is one of the oldest districts, which was created in 1956 before the declaration of Uganda’s Independence. It was originally known as Madi District, and Adjumani district was also part of it.
It is located in the North-Western part of Uganda, and has a population of 139,012. The Nile River forms its Southern and Eastern border, South Sudan its Northern border, Yumbe and Arua districts form its Western border.
The dominant tribe in Moyo district are the Madi people who live alongside the Kuku, Kakwa, Murle, Alur and the Lugbara. Main languages spoken are Madi and Kakwa.
80% of the households here depend mainly on subsistence agriculture, using rudimental tools and methods for cultivation like the hand hoe and family labor. The crops grown include sweet potatoes, sorghum, cassava, simsim (sesame seeds), groundnut, finger millet, maize, cowpeas and beans. Fishing is also a common economic activity in the district. The Nile River is the main source of fish within the district.
The district possesses a lot of historical sites dating back to pre-colonial days when West Nile region. They include: the Limestone Burning Hole at Arapi lime factory and a tourist attraction cave in Metu subcounty, Emin Pasha’s underground Fort at Dufile on the banks of River Nile near Nimule, and Mt. Otze also in Metu subcounty. Statistics on Moyo