UNHCR donates 30 vehicles to Uganda Police,Kayihura asks for motorcycles too

By Segawa Robert

The minister for relief and  refugees,Eng.Hillary onek has revealed that Uganda receives not less than 2000 refugees every day.

Speaking during the hand over 30 auto mobiles to police and the office of the prime minister by the United Nation’s High commission for Refugees in Kampala,Onek said the number has dropped from 6000 to 2000 per day. Who he said a big number was from South Sudan.

Onek however warned politicians against abusing police officers and soldiers adding that they are playing a big role in ensuring peace in the country.

The Inspector General of Police,Gen Kale Kayihura applauded UNHCR for the vehicles which he said are a timely force multiplier.

He however asked them to provide police with motorcycles to help them in patrols.

ASSESSMENT OF PERFORMANCE OF MINISTRIES, DEPARTMENTS, AGENCIES AND LOCAL DISTRICTS

The Office of the Prime Minister has organized a government retreat for;
• Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State,
• Permanent Secretaries,
• Heads of Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies and
• Local Government officials represented by al CAOs and Town Clerks (131), the Uganda Local Government Association- ULGA (25), RDCs Executive Association (25)
(Because service delivery largely takes place in Local Governments)
The retreat is organised to discuss performance of government from July – December 2015.
Venue: The retreat will be held in the Conference Hall, Office of the President- Sir Apolo Kagwa Road
Dates Monday 21st March 2016 to Tuesday 22nd March 2016.

1.1 Background
Accordance to Article 108A, the Prime Minister is required to coordinate Government policies across Ministries, and report to Cabinet every six months on the performance of all Government

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) produces two reports covering every Financial Year (FY) – i.e.
– The Government Half-Annual Performance Report (GHAPR) focussing on the government performance in first half of the FY, and
– The Government Annual Performance Report (GAPR) the latter encompasses performance for the entire FY.

The current GHAPR is the 12th since the inception of the reforms in Government performance assessment that started in 2009.

The half yearly performance reviews were introduced by Government as part of broader Government reforms to strengthen management of public services and public affairs and to respond to concerns of weak service delivery mechanisms in Government. These reforms included the preparation of a policy on Monitoring and Evaluation which was launched in 2013 and is now under implementation.

1.2 Objective and Scope

The objective of the GHAPR is to provide timely and focused information to Government and other decision- makers on Government’s progress towards its targets at the half-way stage of the financial year.

The purpose is to enable Government identify areas where emphasis needs to be put to achieve the set targets by the end of the financial year.

The analysis is sector by sector and Local Government by Local Government, grouped into the economic functions of Government, and focuses on four aspects of public sector performance:
(i)            Progress made against planned outputs and use of resources
(ii)            Progress made in terms of outputs against funds released
(iii) Assessment of financial releases and expenditures
(iv) Explanations for the performance levels achieved

2. Methodology

The analysis highlights;
a) Which outputs (products and services) and actions are likely to be achieved by year-end given the rate of implementation at the half-year stage,
b) Which may be achieved if the rate of implementation is accelerated, and
c) Which are unlikely to be achieved at the current rate, and therefore need attention.
It assesses the performance of Government across the 16 Sectors that constitute the annual planning and budgeting framework of all MDAs. The 16 Sectors are clustered into the following 4 Clusters:

i) Economic Infrastructure and Competitiveness Cluster
The Economic Infrastructure and Competitiveness Cluster includes the Sectors of;
– Energy and Mineral Development,
– Information and Communication Technology,
– Tourism,
– Trade and Industry, and
– Works and Transport.

ii) Human Development Cluster
The Human Development Cluster includes the sectors of;
– Education,
– Health,
– Water and Environment and
– Social Development (gender, labour and community development

iii) Security, Justice and Governance Cluster
The Security, Justice and Governance cluster includes the sectors of;
– Accountability,
– Justice, Law and Order,
– Legislature,
– Public Administration,
– Public Sector Management and
– Security.

iv) Rural Development Cluster
The Rural Development Cluster includes the Sectors of;
– Agriculture and
– Lands, Housing and Urban Development.

The evaluation elaborates the performance of each sector in terms of progress made against the key annual output targets, and in view of the budgets released by the half-way stage in the financial year.


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