Community Based Services


Community Based Services department also referred to as the Social Development Sector (SDS)   is one of the nine Directorates in the District Local Government charged with the responsibility of promoting community empowerment, headed by the District Community Development Officer (DCDO).

The Social Development Sector (SDS) promotes issues of social protection, gender equality, equity, human rights, culture, decent work conditions and empowerment for different groups such as women, children, the unemployed youth, internally displaced persons, the older persons and persons with disabilities.


  • To create an enabling environment for social protection and social transformation of communities.


  • The vision is a better standard of living, equity and social cohesion.

The mandate of the department:

  •  To empower communities to harness their potential through cultural growth, skills development and Labor productivity for sustainable and gender responsive development

The Sector Strategic Objectives

  • To empower communities to appreciate, access, participate in, manage and demand accountability in public and community based initiatives.
  •  To protect vulnerable persons from deprivation and livelihood risks.
  • To create an enabling environment for increasing employment opportunities and productivity for improved livelihoods and social security for all, especially the poor and vulnerable.
  • To ensure that issues of inequality and exclusion in access to services across all sectors and at all levels are addressed

 Achievements in the FY 2018/2019 July- October

  • Submission of 4th quarter report.
  • District chairperson for older persons facilitated to attend national older persons' day celebrations in Sheema district.
  • Deaf persons facilitated to attend deaf awareness celebrations in Mbale.
  • Facilitated District Disability Executive members to monitor PWDs projects.
  • 4th quarter report submitted to the ministry of MGLSD.