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Community Based Services

The Department is composed of the following sections.

  • Gender, culture and Community Development
  • Probation, Youth and Children Welfare
  • Social Rehabilitation (Disability and the Elderly)
  • Labour, employment and Industrial Relations.


Vision of the department:

A district with communities enjoying better standards of living, equity and social cohesion

The Mission of the Department

To promote socio-economic transformation of the entire society of Buikwe District with special attention to the vulnerable and marginalized groups for sustainable and gender responsive development.

The Mandate of the Department: To mobilize and empower communities to harness their potential through cultural growth, skills development, and labour productivity for sustainable and gender responsive development


  • To empower communities to appreciate, access, participate manage and demand accountability in public and community based initiatives.
  • To provide social protection to vulnerable groups in community i.e. children, youth, women PWDs/elderly thorough promotion of human rights based approach.
  • To promote decent employment opportunities and labour productivity



  • Promote Gender mainstreaming in Development plans, programmes and projects
  • Reduce Gender Based Violence and promote women Rights
  • Improve the functionality and accessibility to quality non-formal literacy and numeracy services
  • Zero tolerance to child labour
  • Promote safety and health, harmony and good industrial relations at workplaces.
  • Enable youth massively mobilize and sensitize youth communities to have them benefit from development programmes.
  • Mobilize and build capacity of PWDs to participate in the Development process
  • Advocacy for the placement of PWDs in employment / IGAs
  • Promote partnership between Government , NGOs and Development partners
  • Promote children welfare and OVCs protection