The Ministry of Public Service participated in the Accountability Sector Joint Annual Review (ASJAR) 2017 that took place at Munyonyo – Kampala on 30th & 31 August 2017 under the theme “Positioning the Accountability Sector for effective and efficient delivery of quality and equitable services”.
The Guest of Honor at the review was the First Deputy Prime Minister and Deputy Leader of Government Business in Parliament of Uganda, General (Rtd.) Moses Ali who called upon all partners to embrace the principles of the Accountability sector of equity, quality and transparency in service delivery. He retaliated the need to evolve a coordinated approach to planning, equitable utilization of resources and being accountable to the public in all efforts of service delivery. He emphasized government’s commitment to fighting graft and bring sanity to all sectors that are accountable to the people of Uganda.
Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) the lead sector organizer reaffirmed its commitment to the resolutions that would be agreed upon by the stakeholder during the joint review more so on the issue of operationalization of the contingencies fund.
The Auditor General, Mr. John F.S Muwanga noted that some sectors have low Loan absorption capacities which undermines the attainment of planned development targets and result into high rates of interest on undisbursed funds.
The Accountability sector contributes to the forth objective of NDPII which is ‘to strengthen mechanisms for quality, effective and efficient service delivery’. It brings together state and non-state actors. The purpose the annual review is to share challenges in planning, developing and implementation policies and regulations for a stable environment, transparent and accountable systems to facilitate economic growth.
MoPS participated in the two day exhibition and among the key exhibits was; The National service survey report 2015, Public Service Commission Annual Report 2016, Guidelines for Development and Implementation of Public Service Delivery Standards 2010, Civil Service College calendar 2017/18, The National Records and Archives Act (2001) and the Parliamentary Pensions (Amended Act 2011) among other updated reports and reform initiatives.