The effects of corruption on social service delivery in Bududa district local government

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College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The study investigated the effects corruption on service delivery in social institutions e.g health and education. In Bududa Local Government It was based on the following research objectives: l).To establish the relationship between corruption and social service delivery; 2).To establish the relationship between interference in recruitment process and service delivery; 3). To establish the relationship between interference in procurement process and service delivery. The study was conducted using cross-sectional designs. Data was collected using questionnaires and analyzed using frequency counts for the profiles of the respondents while data on forms of corruption, reasons why public servants engage in corruption, service delivery mostly affected by corruption, effects of various corruption forms on social service delivery, possible solutions to fighting corruption and improving the efficiency of social service delivery and the role of civil society in fighting corruption were descriptively analyzed. The research findings revealed that 32.4% of the respondents were within the age bracket of 3 6-40 years, 58.1% were male and 27% were not educated~/The research findings further revealed that 46% of the respondents acknowledged embezzlement, diversion arid misuse of public funds as the common fonn of corruption practiced in the district of Bududa. 27% of the respondents pointed out that public servants engage in corruption because of inadequate implementation of criminal/anti-corruption laws. Majority of respondents (31.7%) acknowledged that the public works and maintenance of roads is one of the services that have mostly been corrupted. 37.8% of the respondents acknowledged that diversion and misuse of social funds creates additional costs and budgets for a service to be delivered to the beneficiaries. 40.5% of the respondents noted that interference with public procurement process leads to financial losses to the procurement and disposal unit as payments will be made for service or work not performed. The effects of interfering with recruitment and selection process were noted by 4 1.9% of the respondents to be poor quality of social service delivered by the staffs employed through corrupt ways. 41.9% of the respondents feel that for corruption to be effectively eradicated and improve on service delivery in social sector there is need to undertake investigations and persecute those involved in high level corruption.
A research report submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration of Kampala International University
Corruption, Service delivery, Bududa district, Local government