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

In this policy brief the findings are presented from the 2013/14 assessment of Hoima 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. The policy recommendations for improved service delivery are as follows : 1. In order to meet service delivery priorities, the Government should increase budgetary allocation for Hoima District Local Government. 2. Hoima District Council should devise measures to increase its revenue base; local revenue performance and develop a robust local revenue generation and enhancement plan. 3. In order to offer leadership and supervision, key administrative staff should be recruited 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.