Wakiso Shines In Local Gov’t Performance

physician geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>This was announced on Thursday by Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment at the launch of their 4th Uganda Local Government Councils Scorecard in Kampala.

The report sought to measure the overall performance of both political and technical leadership at the district down to the sub county level, in terms of service delivery, contribution to democratic governance and general transformation of their localities.

Wakiso district scooped 76 points on the scorecard, followed by Gulu with 75, Mpigi with 72 and Amuria with 70.

Presenting the findings at the function, ACODE executive Director, Godber Tumushabe, highlighted a relative improvement in the overall performance of the districts compared to last year.

“I think that our district leadership this time deserves to be congratulated upon their outstanding performance as majority of them scored above the 60 points mark, despite of the unchanged and recurrent hindrances,” he said.


The minimal unappealing performances, according to Tumushabe, were largely attributed to insufficient funding and a growing “political market of imperfection”.

He, however, noted that Local government leaders’ capacity in general has tremendously improved and that with enhanced funding from government as well as good laws, policies and governance, Uganda will soon witness a more robust service delivery at the periphery.

The report recommended among others, increased funding to local government, rewarding best performing local government leaders, increased capacity building and resolve of challenges birthed mainly by multiparty politics.

Speaking, at the event, the ministry of Finance Planner, Dr. Fred Muhumuza, commended the work of ACODE, and highlighted the report’s great relevance to government line ministries and other stakeholders, in planning for betterment local governance.

The report is set to be presented before the Parliamentary Public service and Local government committee, before being brought to the floor for consideration of some of the recommendations therein for adoption.

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