Legal Support and Capacity Development in Selected Local Governments in South Sudan

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Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management
The topic of the study was "legal support and capacity development in selected local governments in South Sudan". It was guided by four objectives which included ; (i) To identify the demographic characteristics of resume down in terms of education, gender, level of age, education, gender, level of work and working experience.(ii) To determine the level of legal support in local government ,(iii)To determine the extent of capacity development in local government, its hypothesis was test the null hypothesis of no significant relationship between the level of legal support and the extent of capacity development in selected local governments in South Sudan. The methodology of the study was descriptive designs. Finally the findings indicated the levels of legal support and capacity development in South Sudan. Major conclusions has been generated such -- as the extent of the level of legal support and capacity development in selected local governments in south Sudan was generally low. The research recommendations stated that Local governments ought to recognize the role of clear legal procedures in execution of their day to day work for effective service delivery to the people of South Sudan. It also needs to train most of its workers in Local government policies and guide lines to equip workers with knowledge for better service delivery. These will include; the media, NGOs, CBOs of South Sudan particularly Equatorial states need to sensitize people about the advantages of getting legal skills through programmes initiated by the civil society. They also need to begin projects that addresses the dilemmas of poor governance in communities for better social, economic transformation. Through their media they also need to bring attention of the world of the bad practices which may hinder service delivery and which may require legal redress in courts of law. The international communities like the UN, UNICEF, and the AU, EU, The World Bank, International Monetary Fund should finance programmes geared towards improved legal frame work and legal support among the people of South Sudan. They should also put noble praizes for those people who have worked tirelessly put in place legal frame works and those have helped their people and built their capacity in terms of legal fraternity.
A Thesis Presented to the College of Higher Degrees and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Business Administration in Local Government
Legal Support, Capacity Development, South Sudan