Members of parliament
Kanungu District is composed of two constituencies that is Kinkizi East and Kinkizi West.
Kanungu like any other District has representatives in the Parliament of Uganda.
Kinkizi East represented by Hon. Dr. Chris Baryomunsi who doubles as the Minister for Information Communication Technology and National Guidance (ICT & NG) has nine Sub Counties and 4 Town Councils.
Kinkizi West represented by Hon James Ruji Kaberuka has nine Sub Counties and five Town Councils
The District has a woman Member of Parliament that is Hon. Patience Kinshaba representing the whole district of eighteen sub counties and nine Town councils.
Resident District Commissioner (RDC)
The Resident District Commissioner is the representative of the President in the District. The RDC’s main role is monitoring the implementation of government programs in the district.
The Resident District Commissioner has a mandate of overseeing security and acts as chairperson of the district security committee.
The Resident District Commissioner has precedence over matters of national character in the district