KAMPALA, UGANDA: Government has released the list of best and worst performing districts in terms of local government performance with Isingiro district at the top for the best service delivery.
The 2022/23 FY assessment report showed the western Uganda district with an 89 per cent score to jump from the second position in the previous year where it scored 77%.
Kiruhura district was named second with 80%, a significant jump from the 41st position in the previous year, while Ibanda dropped from first position in the previous year to third in 2022.
Kamwengye and Mayuge districts came fourth and fifth respectively while Bushenyi which was 28th the previous year jumped to sixth position.
Other top 10 performing local governments are; Bushenyi (72 per cent), Ibanda Municipal Council (71 per cent), Kibuku (69 per cent), Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipal Council (68 per cent), Gulu (68 per cent) and Sembabule at 68 per cent regarding performance.
Kalaki and Kapelebyong local governments have been ranked worst performers, both posting 19 per cent followed by Namisindwa at 21 per cent and Ntoroko with 23 per cent while Amuria was ranked fifth worst performer at 26 per cent in a report released by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) on Wednesday.
Kwania, Kumi Municipal Council, Bugweri, Serere, Keeen and Obongi districts were also among the worst-performing district in the year 2022.
According to Premier Robinah Nabbanja, the key assessment areas for performance measures included education, health, water and environment and microscale.
Others were; collected local revenues, investment management, local government service delivery results, financial management and transparency and accountability.
The education sector was the best performed by local governments in 2022 at 58 per cent, having improved from 53 per cent in 2021. This was followed by the health sector at 48 per cent.
The best five ranking districts in the education sector are Luuka, Kamwenge, Kiruhura, Isingiro and Ibanda while Kisoro, Bundibugyo, Abim and Kumi Municipal Council were the worst performers in 2022.
Isingiro, Kiruhura, Ibanda, Kamwenge and Kibuku districts ranked highest in health performance last year.
Kyotera, Bukwo, Ntoroko, Pader and Kalaki were the worst performers according to the health assessment in the Local government management of service delivery report in 2022.
Overall, the 2022 assessment results indicated an improvement in the average performance of local governments to 51% in both minimum conditions and performance measures compared to 44% in 2021 and 36% in 2020.
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