Multilayered Political Systems and the Politics of Monitoring Local Government Programmes for Engendered Service Delivery: A Case of Apac District in Northern Uganda

TitleMultilayered Political Systems and the Politics of Monitoring Local Government Programmes for Engendered Service Delivery: A Case of Apac District in Northern Uganda
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMpiima, DMugambe
Book TitlePolitical Discourse in Emergent, Fragile, and Failed Democracies
Chapter12
Pagination220-239
PublisherIGI Global
Abstract

This chapter assessed the multilayered nature of Uganda's polity. It examines how the Uganda People's Congress (UPC) led local government in Apac district relates with the National Resistance Movement (NRM) led central government in service provision from a gender perspective. The latter provides funds to the local government and is supposed to monitor service provision, the former implements. This has led to tensions and affected service provision. Both the centre and the opposition in Local Governments (LGs) in Apac district want to be the face of successful service provision. Both parties try to undercut each other's support by sometimes sabotaging, delaying or failing service provision. This means that no gender issues will be addressed since there are no services, and if they are there, they are so poor. The conflicts have created room for NGOs to step in to do the monitoring so as to help the communities access services to a good degree of success.

DOI10.4018/978-1-5225-0081-0.ch012