Budgeting and service delivery in local government in eastern Uganda :

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Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management
The study was carried out on the role of budgetary planning on effective service delivery in local governments o~ Uganda. A case study of Busia Municipal council in Busia district. The study accomplished various objectives; to find out the procedures followed by local governments when making budgets, to find out whether local government expenditure on basic services is in accordance with planned budgets, and to establish the relationship between budget planning and service delivery in local governments. Data was collected from management and staff of local government. This data was collected from 96 respondents by using different methods and these included questionnaires, observation, interviews and Focus Group Discussions (FGD), to enable the study to get information regarding budgetary planning and effective service delivery in local government. Both qualitative and quantitative data analysis was used; secondary data was collected from Internet, magazines, books, newspapers, records and documents of organizations and companies and other related docume~~ts. From the study, a positive relationship between budgetary planning and effective service delivery was established. This was established through the use of various performance measurements and the responses from the respondents. the researcher went ahead to present a conclusion and recommendation on how budget planning contributes towards the performance of Busia district local government as regards service delivery
A research report submitted to the college of economics and management in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Accounting option of Kampala International University.
Budgeting, service delivery, Busia District