Publisher: University of Calabar

Analysis of Public Administration System Reform Process In Uganda: To What Extent Did It Attain Its Objectives

Hizaamu, Ramadhan
KEYWORDS: Public, administration, systems, reforms

ABSTRACT:

The growing discourse on public administration system reform process is a result of the very inadequacies generated by the process itself. This paper based on literature review delves into the various phases of the public administration system reform process to assess the levels of achievement of intended objectives, the constraints thereof and proposed solutions. Whereas sequential interventions – both legal and administrative – have littered the reform process since NRM government captured power in 1986, the political will to actualize them has remained wanting. This has not been helped by the conceptually transfixed civil service which has continued to see reform after reform elements came into being with minimal effects on their mind sets or attitudes to see them work. Unless government allows institutions to work with autonomy and detach them from individuals; strategize to deliberately psych up the civil service through better remunerations; it is predictable that the multitude of legislation and reform programmes will remain on paper and the blame game shall continue between the political leadership and civil servants.

Abstract
The growing discourse on public administration system reform process is a result of the very
inadequacies generated by the process itself. This paper based on literature review delves into the various
phases of the public administration system reform process to assess the levels of achievement of intended
objectives, the constraints thereof and proposed solutions. Whereas sequential interventions – both legal
and administrative – have littered the reform process since NRM government captured power in 1986,
the political will to actualize them has remained wanting. This has not been helped by the conceptually
transfixed civil service which has continued to see reform after reform elements came into being with
minimal effects on their mind sets or attitudes to see them work. Unless government allows institutions to
work with autonomy and detach them from individuals; strategize to deliberately psych up the civil
service through better remunerations; it is predictable that the multitude of legislation and reform
programmes will remain on paper and the blame game shall continue between the political leadership and
civil servants.


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