Local Government

What were the objectives of reforming the procurement and disposal system in Local Governments?
The objectives of Procurement Reforms were;
1. To promote economy and efficiency in procurement and disposal
2. To ensure that public procurement is conducted in a fair, transparent and non-discriminatory manner to obtain value for money
3. To contribute towards the creation of a sound business climate in Uganda
4. To enhance the decentralization policy
5. To give entities the power to plan and execute their own programs

What were the objectives of reforming the procurement and disposal system in Local Governments?
The objectives of Procurement Reforms were;
1. To promote economy and efficiency in procurement and disposal
2. To ensure that public procurement is conducted in a fair, transparent and non-discriminatory manner to obtain value for money
3. To contribute towards the creation of a sound business climate in Uganda
4. To enhance the decentralization policy
5. To give entities the power to plan and execute their own programs

What is the role of councillors?
Councillors perform the following roles in the public procurement and disposal process.
1. Approval of short term and long term budgets and development plans as well as implementation/work plans;
2. Play a key role at the strategic level of procurement and disposal planning;
3. Set financial thresholds. Here, the Council is able to influence procurement budgets;
4. On a quarterly basis, the Standing Committee on Finance review all the minutes and awards of contracts committee to
ensure care is exercised so as to safe guard the interests of the council

Who is the Accounting Officer in Districts or Municipalities?
The Accounting Officer at District level is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), while at the Municipal level is the Town Clerk