Administrative Skills and Performance of Local Administrative Officials in Selected Local Governments in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

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Kampala International University ,College of humanities and social science
The study was conducted at Hargeisa, Somaliland; Hargeisa is a the secondlargest city in Somalia, located in the Woqooyi Galbeed region. Hargeisa is the capital of Somaliland, a self-declared republic that is internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia. It was the colonial capital of the British Somaliland protectorate from 1941 to 1960, when it gained independence as the State of Somaliland and united with Italian Somaliland to form the Somali Republic. The city is situated in a valley in the Galgodon (Ogo) highlands, and sits at an elevation of 4,377 feet (1,334 m). Home to rock art from the Neolithic period, Hargeisa is also a commercial hub for precious stone-cutting, construction, retail services and importing/exporting, among other activities. This study was based on the Expectancy Theory by Vroom (1964), which proposes that a person will decide to behave or act in a certain way because they are motivated to select a specific behavior over other behaviors due to what they expect the result of that selected behavior will be. In essence, the motivation of the behavior selection is determined by the desirability of the 9 outcome. However, at the core of the theory is the cognitive process of how an individual processes the different motivational elements. The study was confined to the level administrative skills in terms of Organize personal work priorities; Participate in workplace safety procedures; Aware of OH&S requirements; Produce various business correspondence documents; Experienced in filing and updating records; Planning travel itineraries, arranging accommodation for meetings or conventions; Produce simple word processed documents; Create and use simple spreadsheets; Completion of mail duties; Daily banking; Planning, organizing and implementation of projects/programs; Experienced in general office procedures; Experienced in use of all office equipment; Able to work as part of a team; Maintenance of petty cash; Stock management as well as Fast and accurate typing in Local government in Hargeisa-Sornaliland. The study was covered the period between February 2012 to January ,2013. It will start with a proposal development between April 2011 to January July, 2012 the next activity is formulating chapters of the study wherein the data gathered from the survey will be integrated and the analysis of the data included in the research. This will take place with in April, 2012 and October, will be for writing a final report and in July the final report will be defended.
A Research Thesis Presented to The College of Higher Degrees and Research of Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In Partial Fulfillment of The Requirement For The Award Of The Degree Of Master Of Public Administration And Management.
Administrative Skills, Performance of Local Administrative, Local Governments in Hargeisa, Somaliland.