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Define local government, link it to decentralization, then follow with Decentralization is a policy  where  the  central  government  transfers  administrative  and financial decisionmaking authority to local governments. These local governments  have jurisdiction within which they provide public services to the people they are accountable to.


The aim of this module is to increase citizens awareness of the functioning of local governme nt system in Uganda.


The objectives of this module are to:

  1. Mention the concept of decentralization;
  2. Explain the principles of the Local Government system in Uganda;
  3. Explain the structure of the Local Government system in Uganda;
  4. Discuss the functions and services of Local Government;
  5. The role of Central Government and the people in Local Governments
  6. Explain the benefits of decentralization.

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Key Sub Topics

In this module the following sub topics are covered:

1. Introduction
2. The concept of decentralisation
    a. Meaning of decentralisation
    b. aims
    c. objectives and policy
3. Principles and setup of the Local Government system
4. Powers, functions and services of Local Governments
5. The Roles and responsibilities of the Central Government and the citizens
    a. Ministry of local government
    b. The people
6. The benefits of decentralization

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