JARD 2008 RECOMMENDATIONS
Thematic area Recommendation Timeframe Responsibility Centre
1. Administrative Issues
i) Operationalise Result Oriented Management (ROM) through periodic performance
ALL CAOs, TCs
ii) LGs should strictly adhere to work plans as resource framework and monitoring
ALL CAOs, TCs
iii) MoLG should consider cascading council orientation to parish and village levels and
provide continuous support to the councils on roles and obligations.
iv) Government should introduce innovative periodic performance review mechanisms
such as performance contracts.
v) All NGOs operating in the LGs should always provide reports and programme
documents to enable LGs to coordinate and monitor them.
CAOs & TCs
vi) Fill vacant posts of Parish Chiefs in all LGs
MoLG, DLGs, DSCs
2. Physical Planning
i) MoLG and MLHUD should adopt a metropolitan planning and management modality
for greater Kampala.
MoLG (UA), MLHUD
ii) A dedicated fund for capacity building support for professional urban planning and
management should be established.
MoLG (UA), CBU
iii) A special allocation formula of resources for urban local government should be
developed to take into consideration day populations and the cost of urban services. MoLG, LGFC
iv) All Districts and Urban Councils should recruit a physical planner to perform phisical
planning function CAOs & TCs
v) MLHUD in partnership with other stakeholders should set up a special grant for slum
redevelopment. MLHUD,MoFPED, MoLG
vi) All the remaining 46 districts should establish Town Boards to facilitate guided
urbanization. MoLG (UA), DLGs
vii) The Land Act should be reviewed to enable Urban Authorities to effectively manage
urban development. MLHUD, MoLG
viii) Physical planning should be undertaken for all the Town Councils and Town Boards
ix) The review of the Town and Country Planning Act should be undertaken by next
x) MLHUD should expedite formulation of the National Urban Policy and Strategic Urban
Development Plan. MLHUD, MoLG
3.Service Delivery i) LGs should prepare and regularly update assets registers for all properties owned by
ii) MoLG in liaison with other LMs should support LGs to carry out site mapping activities
for projects and other key services.
iii) Local Governments should enact by-laws to enforce provision of various critical
services such as sanitation.
CAOs & TCs
4. Monitoring and Evalution
i) MoLG should organise and coordinate integrated inspection, monitoring and evaluation
ii) MoLG and the LGs should provide funding for M&E Systems and ensure that M & E is
one of the core functions of LGs
iii) Systems such as (IFMS, LoGICS) should be rolled out to all the LGs
MoLG & MFPED
iv) LGs should monitor their expenditures to ascertain consistency with overall PEAP and
subsequently the NDP
CAOs & TCs
v) In partnership with the Public Service Sector Management Working Group (PSMWG) ,
the Decentralisation Sector Working Group will underttake to support the development of
coordinated trameworks for Inspectio, Monitoring, Evaluation and Support Supervision to
be implemented by MoLG, Line Ministries and other stakeholders should ensure effective
and efficient service delivery. This coordination framework should commence with the
National Budget Process 2009/10
PSWG, DSWG & MoLG
5. Good governance
i) LGs should promote public awareness through the media and dialogues
ii) A multi-sectoral induction of key accountability institutions such as RDCs, MPs, IGG,
District Chairpersons and Municipal Mayors should be conducted. MoLG, Dept. of Ethics &
iii) Develop and Implement a Civil Education Strategy for increased civil competence on
rights and obligation and to sterengthen anti-corruption institutions.
6. Fiscal Decentralisation
i) MoLG, LGFC & CMA should identify and support selected LGs to pilot Municipal
Bonds. The criterion for Pilot LGs should be based on good governance, infrastructure
needs, credit rating, credibility, prudent financial management.
MoLG, LGFC, CMA
ii) MoFPED and MoLG should conduct a feasibility analysis of reviving the Local
Authorities Loans Fund.
iii) Document and disseminate best practices on LST/HT.
iv) The Ministry responsible for Trade should have a new legislation that separates
licensing and lavying of business in LGs.
MTTI, MoLG (LAI)