n Journal of Public Administration - Public accountability and good governance in Uganda's public sector




The effective and efficient performance of Uganda's public service is critical in delivering goods and services demanded by the citizenry. Public officials, through their mandatory and discretionary powers, are expected to act in the public interest as they perform their roles and responsibilities. However, the glaring lack of professional ethics and accountability by some public officials prevents the public service machinery from contributing to good governance. All public officers, and especially those in senior and strategic leadership positions, should dedicate themselves to fulfilling the citizens' needs by being more accountable and transparent in the way they manage public resources. This, along with other critical measures, is essential if good governance is to be embedded in Uganda's public sector.


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