Accountability and performance of local government programs. A case study of national agricultural advisory services (naads) in Rukungiri district

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Kampala international international, College of Economics and Management
This study has been done with the aim establishing the relationship between accountability procedures and performance of Local Government programmes, a case study of National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) in Rukungiri district. The study adopted both qualitative and quantitative approaches to analyze the data from respondents. The population included the stakeholders of NAADS with the experience in handling activities of NAADS in Rukungiri district. These respondents were sub county chiefs, sub accountants, former beneficiaries of NAADS, present beneficiaries of NAADS, Sub County NAADS coordinators, District NAADS coordinator, District planner. The respondents in this study responded to a 5-point likert scale survey instrument and open ended questionnaires. 270 respondents were given questionnaires and all the 270 questionnaires were returned fully answered representing a response of 100%. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and correlation analysis. The results have revealed that there exists a relationship between accountability procedures and performance of NAADS activities in Rukungiri district. On the basis of the findings from the field, the researcher recommends that there is need to place an increased focus on the involvement of NAADS officials in accountability procedure programmes in order for them to enhance performance.
A dissertation submitted to the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of the Degree of Masters of Business Administration of Kampala International University
Business administration, Accountability, Performance, Local government programs, National agricultural advisory services (naads), Rukungiri district