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    Interview Guide for Key Respondents in District

Local Government

You are kindly requested to assist by participating in the face-to-face interview that seeks to evaluate the role of the central government’s agencies of the Auditor-General (OAG) and the Inspectorate of Government (IG) towards the enhancement of accountability in local governments. The research is conducted in respect of the need to fulfil the requirements for a Doctoral Degree pursued by the researcher at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Research Title: External Control Systems and the Enhancement of Accountability in Local Government: The Case of Uganda.

Researcher: Umar Kakumba, BA (SS), Dip. Bus Admin., MA (PAM), PhD (Candidate-University of Pretoria)

  • 1.

    What particular roles do you think the central government agencies of the IG and OAG play in fostering the Public officials’ performance and accountability in the districts?

  • 2.

    How effective have been the agencies of the IG and OAG in spearheading investigations and recommending remedial action on matters pertaining to the promotion of public official’s performance and accountability in the district?

  • 3.

    Of what contribution have been the IG and OAG towards the strengthening of the following activities in the district:

    • Internal Controls & Audit

    • Monitoring & Evaluation

    • Procurement Policy & Practice

    • Reporting Requirements

    • Conditions of employment

    • Performance Management

    • Training & Development

  • 4.

    What factors do you think limits the institutions of the IG, and the OAG, from performing their oversight and supervisory role over local governments’ performance?

  • 5.

    What are the other potential difficulties in implementing measures designed to enhance public officials’ performance and accountability in local government?

  • 6.

    How can the IG and OAG improve on their oversight role of ensuring that accountability and effective performance is enhanced in local governments?

Thank you, very much for your time!!!


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