The Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of Hoima Catholic Diocese was established to assist the Bishop in matters of Justice, Peace, Reconciliation, conflict mitigation, resolution and Management among others. Since its inception, the Commission has tried to fulfil her mandate as is indicated in the resolutions of Hoima Diocesan Synod of 1989. Currently the Commission has four qualified staff members and a volunteer sent by Viatoris Christi (Ireland).  The staff members include; The Executive Secretary, The Program Officer, A Cashier/Accountant and an Administrative Secretary. The above team work closely with the Commission’s Board whose composition is fifteen men and women chosen and appointed by the bishop, basing on their merit, character and willingness to serve the diocese on voluntary level.

Current Programs

Currently, the Commission runs various activities under the following programmes:

  1. Capacity Building and institutional strengthening of the Commission
  2. Community dialogues and offering psychosocial support to Refugees
  3. Strengthening Peace Clubs in Schools
  4. Radio Talk Shows
  5. Offering Mediation Services to people and communities in Conflict/disputes
  6. Environmental Justice through “Green for Life” programs with the Youth

Future Plan for the Commission

The Commission has got the following plans;

  1. Establish a Justice and Peace Resource Center for the Diocese that will offer various services such as trainings, meeting space for various organizations within Hoima, lodging and catering services to people who come for seminars. The center is expected to have a museum for hosting Bunyoro’s artifacts that will attract tourists and students of anthropology and cultural studies. The diocese has allocated 10 acres of land to the Commission for this particular cause.
  2. The Commission shall soon be offering mediation services to people and communities in disputes with the aim of leading them to reconciliation supplementing the existing legal procedures and systems.
  3. Have an expanded staff qualified in various fields relevant to the Commission
  4. Securing field mobility gadgets like IPADs to its personnel to capture and verify cases that require immediate attention of the government especially in cases where conflicts escalate into violence.
  5. Securing means of transport to the staff for quick and faster interventions
  6. Establishment of a desk well equipped and tasked to translate relevant Church documents into area local languages, publish and distribute them to Parishes.