Local Government Councils' Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda Buliisa District Council Score-Card Report FY 2013/2014

In this policy brief the findings from the 2013/14 are presented from the assessment of Buliisa District Local Government under the Local Government Councils’ Score-card Initiative (LGCSCI), an evidence based project implemented by ACODE in partnership with ULGA with support from DGF. Amongst the recommendations for improved service delivery : 1. Government should increase budgetary allocation for Buliisa District Local Government to meet service delivery priorities. 2. Council therefore needs to initiate ways of increasing local revenue so as to improve on the 20 per cent threshold meant for council. 3. There is need to recruit key administrative staff that can offer leadership and supervision to ensure efficiency in service delivery. 4. Institutionalization of the practice of production of monitoring reports by the elected leaders. 5. Include more capacity building initiatives for council members/elected leaders in areas of legislation, drafting motions/bills, report writing, record keeping and minute taking.