Budgeting And Performance Of Public Instutitions In Uganda: A Case Study Of Ministry Of Works And Transport, Kampala.

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The study sought to examine budgeting and performance of public institutions in Uganda: A case study of Ministry of Works and Transport, Kampala. The study objectives were: to identify the contributions of budgeting towards performance of Ministry of Works and Transport. Kampala. to establish challenges facing budgeting towards performance of Ministry of Works and Transport, Kampala and to examine the possible solutions to address challenges facing budgeting towards performance of Ministry of Works and Transport. Kampala. The study applied a crosssectional research design to reflect aspects of perception. feelings, experiences. Inflicts and emotional feelings of the study respondents oil the study topic. This is because cross sectional research design is generally quick, easy, and cheap to perform. They arc often based on a questionnaire survey. The study population involved 58 participants and these are 5 lop management officials of Ministry of Works and Transport. I I officials from Engineering &Works department, 15 officials from Transport department. 13 provincials 1mm Finance & Administration department and 14 officials from the Policy & Planning department. The sample size of the study consists of 50 of target population. Data was collected from primary and secondary sources using questionnaires and interviews. After collecting data. the researcher organized well-answered questionnaire, data was edited and sorted for the next stage. The data was presented in tabular form, pie charts and bar graphs with frequencies and percentages. The study findings revealed that the sample constituted of 50 respondents of which 66% were males and the 34% remaining were females. This implies that males are the majority. This implies that the most respondents were men due to the societal beliefs that the males are hardworking and hence capable of handling issues regarding the budgeting and performance of public institutions in Uganda. This further implies that men were the majority since they are the ones who are mostly involved in these public institutions in the country. The study concludes that budgetary control involves departmental or sectional or functional heads in the organisation.. receiving a copy of budget relating to his activities. Each month he will receive a copy of budget report showing visibly where he has over or under spent his budgeted allowance. The study recommends that the financial management systems need to be supported in order to ensure prudent management of flinds. There is a need for adequate sensitization of both the employees and the public on best financial management practices so that the oversight role is enhanced.
A Research Dissertation Submitted To The Faculty Of Humanities And Social Sciences In Partial Fulfillment Of Tile Requirements Of The Award Of A Degree In Public Administration Of Kampala International University.
Budgeting, Performance Of Public Institutions, Ministry Of Works And Transport