Community participation and service delivery in local government: a case study of Kyazanga sub county Lwengo district

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The research study was on community participation and service delivery in Kyazanga Sub county Lwengo district. The major objective of the study was to examine how community participation impacts community service delivery in the local government. The specific objectives were to examine how community participation leads to proper service delivery in local government, to establish the challenges faced by local governments in service delivery in local government and to establish possible solutions to the challenges of service delivery in local government. The study used qualitative research design data collection methods in which questionnaires and observation were used to collect data from respondents. In the findings it was established that community decision making plays an important role in community empowerment to choose their own local leaders. In addition community groups help them to increase their bargaining power and also enhance their efficiency and innovativeness. Some argued that teaching communities empowers them to be creative by acquiring new ideas, knowledge and skills on development programs in the country. Local governments in Uganda are raced by Corruption in local governments, Low funding from the central government, lack of financial autonomy, low participation from the community which affects service delivery in Kyazanga sub county Lwengo district. Community participation in decision making is described as the core of the antipoverty effort, good governance and economic participation. These would help overcome the limitations of Decentralization in service delivery in Kyazanga Sub County and the entire Uganda.
A Research Report Submitted To The College Of Humanities And Social Sciences In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirement For The Award Of Bachelor Of Public Administration Of Kampala International University
Community participation, Service delivery, Local government, Kyazanga sub county Lwengo district