Community Based

The Department is Headed by the District Community Development Officer Mis Chebet Rose
Community based department
Mandate: To coordinate all community-based services in the District and community participation in development programmes and projects.
Key functions
I. Coordinating the effective delivery of community-based services in the District;
II. Monitoring community centers, vocational training institutions, children remand homes and other community establishments;
III. Monitoring and evaluating the effective implementation of National and local laws and policies on gender, labour and social development;
IV. Advising Council on policy and related matters regarding gender, labour and social development;
V. Liaising with NGOs, Community-Based Organizations and other stakeholders on matters regarding community development;
VI. Supervising work places to conform to national policies and standards on occupational health and safety;
VII. Monitoring and evaluating community awareness and involvement in socio-economic development initiatives;
VIII. Coordinating the collection, analysis and dissemination of labour information;
IX. Managing the discharge of statutory obligations regarding community care, protection and welfare; and
X. Supervising the registration and promotion of community development groups.
Social –economic infrastructure

Livelihood patterns: Livelihoods describe the whole complex of factors that allow families to
sustain themselves materially, emotionally, spiritually, and socially. Central to this is income,
whether in the form of cash, or in the form of natural products directly consumed for subsistence,
such as fish, fuel, or building materials. The rural poor derive a significant fraction of their total
income from ecosystem goods and services.
Analysis of how some category of population survive
Category of population Major income sources Major expenditure areas
Rich h/hs Farming, Sell of animals, Salary and Business Domestic equipment, School fees, Transport, hire labor, makes investments and enjoys leisure.
Poor h/h (male headed) Sell of Casual Labor, Sell of crops and crafts Clothes, drinking alcohol, buying food, Treatment and children are in UPE and USE schools
Poor female headed H/H have no surplus for sale but are forced to sell part of the food and provide casual labour buying necessities such as salt second hand clothes, tools/Equipment, health care, domestic needs
Child headed H/h Sell of casual Labor and help from well-wisher and relatives Household needs, health care, Food and Clothes
Elderly -Sell property, begging, gifts and help from children health care, Medical, Food, Clothes and Maintenance of house
PWDS -Handouts
-Sell of crafts petty business, entertainment health care, Food and H/hold items
Status of selected socioeconomic household indicators
Area/section Indicator 2014 Census findings
Working status Persons aged 15 years and above working (%) 83%
Persons aged 10-17 years working (%) 57%
Main source of livelihoods Households depending on subsistence farming (%) 84.5%
Households that receive remittances (%) 14.7%
Selected household assets Households with radio (%) 46.5%
Households with motorcycle (%) 4.9%
Households with a donkey (%) 14.6%
Selected basic needs Availability of salt (%) 95.2%
Households receiving at least 2 meals a day 96%
Type of construction materials Households with temporary wall 97%
Households with temporary roof 42%
Households with temporary floor 96%
Main energy sources Households with electricity 4%
Households using parafin-Tadooba and Lantern 69%
Drinking water Households with protected water sources 69%
Toilet facility Households with improved toilet 12%
Households with unimproved toilet 72%
Households without toilet 16%

Labor force analysis: Over 80% of the households in the District depend mainly on subsistence agriculture as their main economic activity. Only 9.7% of the population was dependent on earned incomes and 0.4% on property income. In addition, there are people engaged in trading (retails shops, wholesale shops, animal traders, 362 boda boda riding, 42 on motor vehicle repairs, 50 working in hotel businesses, private schools).
The private companies like China state and Polatio employing 150 and 324 employees respectively. Institutions like Family Health Uganda and Action aid are employing 50 and 3 employees respectively. There are challenges relating to under employment, poor pay, inadequate skills, poor accessibility on road networks, poor adherence to standards, no eligible persons to offer hard labor for services such as Umeme and digging of water channels, COVID 19 lock down, limited awareness on labor issues, among others.
Currently, the sub sector has been conducting activities such as Data capture/ labour profiling, inadequate facilitation, creating awareness on labor issues, identifying labor and linking community to benefit, advocating for rights and safety.
However, the labour sub sector is still constrained with inadequate funding, no office equipment/ facilities and poor reception by some partners.
Telecommunications and Postal Services: Currently, there are two mobile telecommunication networks namely MTN and Airtel service providers.
Fueling Stations/Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Points: There are five fueling stations in Kween in addition to several road side fuel vendors along most roads within the district. .
Human settlement: The population of is mainly settled on hillsides, valleys, along national and district feeder roads and flat areas. The steep slopes, deep valleys, plateaus, wetlands and forested areas are mainly for cultivation and grazing. The settlement pattern in the district is nuclear due to extended families living within a particular location. The distance from one household to another is approximately 10m within a village but vary from a village to another, the distance is about 1km. There are communities temporarily settled in Yatui in Tuikat sub county, internally displaced persons in Kapkwata (Kisangani and Rwanda) And rampant land conflicts among the local communities especially Soi county.
Finance and Banking: The district has no banks hence all financial transactions are made in Kapchorwa where banks are found. SACCOs are being promoted as one of the avenues for mobilizing savings and accessing credit for investment in agricultural production and trade. There are 59 registered SACCOs with 30 members each currently out of which fifty one are active. There are also 19 cooperatives out of which fourteen are active. There are a few informal credit and savings groups that exist the communities which give out loans.
Industrial Sector development: The district is highly rural with a few technologies for value addition to help farmers process their products. We have about thirty grindings mills for maize (powered are 5 and diesel are 25); one rice huller; 20 corp crushers/ shellers; 02 milk coolers (not functional); 1 ice cream machine; 1 feed mixer; 1 coffee roaster; 10 Diffuse Light Stores; 5 ambient stores; 10 screen houses; under honey processing, there are 3 settling pans, 3 hand pressers, 1 refractometer, 1 solar wax extractor; under barley, there are 2 driers and 2 threshers.