Ministry of Public Service participated in the Accountability Sector Joint Annual Review (ASJAR) at Munyonyo – Kampala under the theme “Positioning the Accountability Sector for effective and efficient delivery of quality and equitable services”. The Joint Annual review was officially opened by 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.
The 1st Deputy Premier retaliated the need to evolve a coordinated approach to planning, equitable utilization of resources and being accountable to the public in all efforts of delivery of services. He said government is committed to fight graft and bring sanity to all sectors that are accountable to the people of Uganda.
The lead sector Organizer, the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MOFP&ED) which reaffirmed its commitment to the resolutions that would be agreed upon by the stakeholders during the joint review especially the issue of operationalization of the contingencies fund.
Participants were concerned about some sectors’ low Loan absorption capacities. Such low levels of performance undermine the attainment of planned development targets and cause high rates of interest on undisbursed funds, the Auditor General John F.S Muwanga confirmed.
The Accountability Sector contributes to the forth Objective of NDPII which is ‘to strengthen mechanisms for quality, effective and efficient service delivery’. The sector also brings together state and non-state actors. The purpose this 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.
The Ministry of Public Service participated in the exhibition and among the key exhibits by the Ministry were; The National Service Delivery 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.