Role of local government in prevention of child labour a case study of Kitayunjwa sub-county Kamitli district, eastern region in Uganda

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Kampala international international: College Humanities and Social Sciences
This study was intended to investigate the nature of child labour, continued causes and effects of child labour on development initiatives, establishing the magnitude of the problem and make recommendations for intervention. It was generally established that child labour is a hindrance to developmental programmes by negatively affecting the targeted next generations. The study was conducted in Kitayunjwa Sub County in Kamuli district. The high rate of child labour was mainly attributed to poverty, HIV/AIDS, low incomes, culture, weak laws, invisible phenomenon, population growth, armed conflict, limited access to education opportunities, employment, gender, social attitudes and ignorance, irresponsible parenthood, agriculture and orphan hood. Solutions suggested to child labour included; stronger government intervention, training and awareness rising, further research and adopting a zero-tolerance for child labour. Facilitation of the Universal Primary Education Programme to be improved and stronger bye-laws should to be adopted. The researcher used the sample size of 120 respondents so as to collect the required data in Kamuli district. The researcher used both questionnaire and, interview and observation method to collect the data on the role of government on child labour. The researcher found out that the child labour still exist in Kamuli and Uganda at large which need to tackled so as to reduce its rates so as to develop socially and economically. The major key terms used in the study were; Child labour; combating child labour; child labour challenges; child labour and development; child labour magnitude; child labour causes; child labour effects; child labour interventions; child labour stakeholders; Uganda and child labour;
A project submitted to the college of humanities and social sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of bachelor’s degree of social work and social administration of Kampala international university
Social work and social administration, Local government, Prevention, Child labour