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    Online political participation and electoral democracy in Uganda
    (Kampala International University, College of Humanities and social Science, 2023-10) Namayengo, Lydiah
    Globally, Electoral Democracy is one of the cornerstones of democracy that without free, inclusive, fair, transparent, open, credible elections being conducted, representation of the people cannot be achieved. However, Uganda’s General elections have had limited access to traditional media, limited voter education, non- engagement of the diasporas and prisoners in voting, limited conduct of physical political rallies, have inhibited electoral stakeholders from engaging in fair elections. Therefore, the ability of internet use in elections to reduce/address these issues prompted the need to conduct a study on whether internet use in elections in Uganda will contribute towards a fair election. Anchored on Uses Gratification theory and General Systems Theory, this study investigated how Online Political Participation (E- Enabling, E- Engaging and E- Empowering) can promote Electoral Democracy in Kampala(Central), Mbarara (Western), Gulu (Northern) and Jinja districts/ cities(Eastern region) in Uganda. Convergent parallel mixed methods design and Descriptive Co-relational Survey design were utilized on a sample of N= 472 respondents. Statistical Package for Social Scientists was used to analyze the quantitative data while thematic analysis was used under qualitative data analysis. Findings indicate that E- Engaging with R-value = .518, and P value = .000; E- Engaging with R-value = .547 and P value = .000 and E- Empowering with R-value = .653 and P value = .000 were strongly related with Electoral Democracy. Multivariate model established that E- Enabling (Beta value of 0.52) and P value of 0.000, E- Engaging (Beta value of 0.55 and P value of 0.000), and E- Empowering (Beta value of 0.65 and P value of 0.000) had a significant impact on Electoral Democracy. However, there was a significant difference in levels of Electoral Democracy by Age with (F value = 3.14 and P value of 0.025), and specific district/ place of residence with an (F value = 11.61 and P value of 0.000). Providing platforms like fair electoral policies and guidelines to enable people freely adopt and utilize internet in elections through free social media, free/ low cost internet, good nationwide network, minimizing internet shut downs for all electoral stakeholders can enable people freely express themselves and actively engage in entire electoral process with fairness, transparency and accountability will ultimately promote Electoral democracy.
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    Management of integrated development programme and rural development in Ibanda and Kiruhura Districts, Uganda
    (Kampala International University, College of Humanities and social Science, 2023-09) Muzaare, Gerald
    This study investigated the relationship between management of integrated development programmes and rural development in Ibanda and Kiruhura districts. The study was guided by the following objectives: (1) To investigate management of integrated development programmes in Ibanda and Kiruhura districts; (2) determine the level of rural development in Ibanda and Kiruhura districts; (3) establish the relationship between management of integrated development programmes and rural development. Descriptive comparative and descriptive correlation survey design were employed. A sample size of 314 households was employed and 33 local leaders were purposively selected from Ibanda and Kiruhura districts based on their positions and knowledge in the area of study. Data was collected using self administered questionnaire, data was also collected using an interview guide as away to supplement data collected using a questionnaire, and analyzed using frequency counts and percentage distributions to establish profile characteristics of respondents; the Independent Student’s Two Sample t- test was employed to investigate the significant differences between the variables among the districts.Pearson’s Linear Correlation Coefficient and Regression analysis were employed to establish the relationship between the independent and dependent variables. The findings revealed that management of integrated development programmes was generally good (general average mean=2.69; ts=3.763); the level of rural development was moderate in Ibanda and Kiruhura districts. The findings further revealed that there was a positive and significant correlation between management and rural development. The study recommended that local leaders should further be equipped with training to enhance their managerial skills; there is need for timely release of funds for effective implementation of programmes; Government ought to improve referral and health services; improving access to safe water through tapping of water sources available; Government ought to put in place conducive policies that shall encourage the formal credit institutions to reach down to small farmers across the remote areas where credit services are needed at affordable rates and supporting agriculture development in the rural areas as a vehicle for rural development.
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    Influence of Results Based Management on Performance of Public Servants in Kenya
    (Kampala International University, College of Humanities and social Science, 2021-09) Elhadi, Idriss Yahya
    Attainment of Kenya’s Vision 2030 anchors significantly on the performance of the country’s public servants. This understanding prompted the researcher to examine the influence of results-based management (RBM) on the performance of these public servants. The study undertook to establish the influence of target setting, work planning, monitoring and reporting, and performance appraisal on the public servants’ performance. It also delved into the moderating effect of leadership on the relationship between RBM and this performance. The study followed a mixed methods research strategy that focused on an explanatory sequential design. Stratified random sampling was used to select 292, 156 and 136 respondents from the Ministry of Devolution and Planning, Ministry of Public Service and Ministry of Youth and Gender Affairs respectively. Purposive sampling was employed to select 15 key informants who were interviewed. The findings revealed that all the attributes of RBM had a significant and positive influence on performance thus: target setting showing (β = 0.315, p = 0.00); work planning (β= 0.276, p=0.00); monitoring and reporting (β = 0.212, p=0.00) and perfroamnce appraisal (β = 0.216, p=0.00). Leadership was also found to have a positive and significant relationship with performance. However, the effect of leadership as a moderator was nominal. Overall, RBM was found to have a positive influence on the performance of the public servants. Thus, for improved performance, enhanced use of all the components of RBM is recommended.
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    Central-Local Governmental Relations and Securing Land Rights in Selected Districts of Western Uganda
    (Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2020-12) Mugisha David Begumya
    v Abstract This study sought to examine central-local governmental relations and securing land rights in selected Districts of Western Uganda since the Uganda National Land Policy (UNLP) 2013. The objectives were: to analyze political relations, to assess administrative relations and to examine financial relations between central and local governments in the delivery of secure land rights; and to establish the relationship between customary practices and delivery of secure land rights. The research upheld the systems theory supported by the bottom-up approach for central-local governmental relations in securing land rights. Political, administrative and financial gaps were identified in the literature reviewed. A mixed methods design was used since both descriptive qualitative techniques and regression quantitative techniques were employed. Data was collected from 436 participants and respondents. It was analysed using SPSS 23 for quantitative analysis and thematic and narrative analysis for qualitative analysis. The study found out that central-local governmental relations are dissatisfactory and are in need of addressing, so they can lead to good secure land rights. The study also found out that customary practices are moderating in securing land rights and should be further addressed for better secure land rights. The study concluded that central local political relations and central local financial relations are statistically significant in predicting secure land rights. The study recommended that: there is need for harmonizing existing laws and regulations with the UNLP 2013; to further decentralize land rights administration and delivery of secure land rights by engaging and integrating customary land practices as required by the UNLP 2013 to allow for further local participation; there is need to divorce politics from administration; there is need for stakeholder mapping to determine where all land stakeholders are and what they are doing, this will help in coordinating efforts and to ensure everything the UNLP 2013 requires is being done at the right time in the right fashion; capacity building must be carried out in all land institutions at central and local government level; the government should fast-forward the creation of an autonomous agency in charge of land and enable it operate using a private sector model that will generate and reinvest funds to provide for the untimely funds, lack of funds and to ease auditing and accountability of the land sector; lastly customary practices should be studied and all compatible practices with the UNLP 2013 integrated into securing land rights.
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    A Fiscal Decentralization and Delivery of Agricultural Services in Ntungamo, Mbarara, and Kabale Districts of South Western Uganda.
    (Kampala International University, College of Economics and Management Sciences ., 2017-04) Tindyebwa, Joseph