Present day Moyo and Adjumani District made up the former Madi District. Moyo District was created in 1980 and in 1977, on one of its counties Adjumani was elevated to District status.
Moyo borders the districts of Adjumani in the east and south, Arua in the west and the republic of Sudan in the north.
The district has over 199,912 people. 97,621 are females and 102,291 are Males.
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Agriculture with coffee and cotton as the main cash crops
There is fishing on the River Nile.
The district has a total of 73 primary schools with 62 government, 2 private and 9 community schools. For secondary schools, the district has over 16 schools, 3 are government, 3 private and 10 community.
The district has 10 Government dispensaries (II), 9 health centres (III) at county, 1 health centre (IV) at sub-district and 1 hospital. More so, it has 4 private/NGO dispensaries, 4 clinics, 3 health centres (III) and a Government District hospital-Moyo Hospital with 176 beds.
It is a beautiful part of Uganda where the mountains of the southern Sudan can be seen in the distance out against the flat landscape all around.