Corporate governance as a catalyst for equitable service delivery in local governments

To protest poor service delivery, on the 26th April 2018, residents of Nyendo-Senyange Division in Masaka Municipality took to the streets to burn old

To protest poor service delivery, on the 26th April 2018, residents of Nyendo-Senyange Division in Masaka Municipality took to the streets to burn old car tyres in demonstration of the poor state of roads in the area. Such protests are caused by frustrations of the people for poor or no provision of public services by local governments in the Country.

The role of local government as the focal point of public service delivery is undeniable. Yet, some of the limiting factors of service delivery are related to the interference of politicians in the running of the political affairs of the country. Some ministerial appointments are made based on political connections, at the cost of competence for service delivery.

The dilemma is that “how does one balance effective service delivery, political affiliations, the need for a political party to remain in power and good governance?” However, various discussions on implementing corporate governance principles as a catalyst for service delivery in local governments have not produced evidence on how to proceed.

To breathe a new life into local governments, the Ministry of Local Government organized a one-day workshop on the 25th February 2020 where the Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda (ICGU) was invited to emphasize the role of corporate governance inequitable service delivery.

How does one balance effective service delivery, political affiliations, the need for a political party to remain in power and good governance?

Various discussions on implementing corporate governance principles as a catalyst for service delivery in local governments have not produced evidence on how to proceed.

To breathe a new life into local governments, the Ministry of Local Government organized a one-day workshop on the 25th February 2020 where the Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda (ICGU) was invited by the Minister of Local Government to emphasize the role of corporate governance to facilitate equitable service delivery. ICGU was represented by Mustapha B Mugisa, Team Leader at Summit Consulting Ltd.

ICGU was represented by Mustapha B Mugisa at MoLG, Chief Executive Officer Summit Consulting Ltd.

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