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Internal Audit

Departmental Mandate.

The mandate of internal audit is derived from the Public Finance Management Act, 2015 Section 48, the Local Governments Act Cap 243 Section 90(2), Regulation 12(e) of the Local Governments Financial and Accounting Regulations 2007, and detailed in the Local Governments Internal Audit Manual 2007 that is to say to offer an “independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations”. They include the following,

Community Based Services

Community-Based Services is the lead department of the Social Development Sector (SDS) in the district.

Departmental Mandate.

1. Community mobilization.

2. Social protection.

3. Labour, employment, and industrial relations.

4. Gender Equality and Women Empowerment.

5. Institutional capacity development.






Natural Resources

The Natural Resources Department comprises three sub-sectors, that is: Environment, Forestry, and Lands, all working together to achieve the mandates of the department which are:

1. Monitor and control the utilization of natural resources within the District.

2. Conduct environmental reporting and awareness sensitization on Natural resources values.


There has been design of Lokori water system, rehabilitation of 20 boreholes and promotion of sanitation in Kakwang and upgrade of WASH projects in 14 schools since 2021 up to date.

There is umbrella manger water system, Karamoja water system in Kapedo and Karenga town council. However Kidepo town council does not have because it is not well established yet ministry of Water gave priority to those sub counties which were turned into town-councils. Sangar sub-county also has water systems but one is non-functional yet the other in Lokiel primary school is functioning.


Roads & Engineering

The department is comprised of Roads, Buildings, and Mechanical Sub-Sectors.

Departmental Mandate.

Ensure a sustainable road network to support the development of Rural Infrastructure, Market Information, Social Service Delivery,

and Standards of living in the Karenga district.


Education and Sports Department is mandated to coordinate education and sports services in the district through the provision of primary and s

econdary education which are offered by government-aided and community institutions at all levels in the district.


There are 24 primary schools in the district, 20 of which are government aided and 4 community owned.  There are also 297 teachers out of whom 83 are female and 214 are male.  

5 of the 83 female teachers are head teachers.

Production & Marketing

Departmental Mandate.

  • Transformation of Agriculture from Subsistence to Commercial Farming.
  • Production of globally competitive agricultural products for export.
  • Ensure national food and nutrition security and increased household income.


Performance of Operation Wealth Creation (OWC)

The OWC program has supported many farmers in Karenga with high quality seeds of maize, sorghum, beans,

Statutory Bodies

The department is structured into the following:-

  1. District Council Administration Services
  2. LG Staff Recruitment Services (DSC)
  3. LG Land Management Services (DLB)
  4. LG Financial Accountability (LGPAC)
  5. LG Procurement Services (DCC)
  6. LG Political and executive oversight
  7. Standing Committee Services

Departmental Strategic Objectives.