UNRA, Police worst performing institutions


This is from a report that was part of presentations at a retreat organised by the Office of the Prime Minister to track progress in improving service delivery.


KAMPALA – The Uganda National Roads authority (UNRA), Police and Government Analytical Laboratory (GAL) were the worst performing government institutions last financial year (2017/2018).

This is according to a report by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).

The report was part of presentations at a retreat organized by the OPM to track progress in improving service delivery at both central and local government levels.

The Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda said the findings would be used to identify areas for improvement.

While the Ministry of Works achieved 61% of its targets, two institutions under it (Uganda National Roads Authority and Uganda Road Fund) achieved 25% and 33% of their targets, respectively.

Out of target to pave 404km every year, a total of 204km was paved in 2017/18, affecting plans to have 6,000km of paved road network by 2020. 

The minister for works and transport, Eng Monica Azuba Ntege said one of the challenges faced by the sector was inadequate funding for planned activities.

President Yoweri Museveni officially opened the retreat

Under the justice, law and order sector, the Uganda Prisons registered the highest score at 92% while the Directorate of Government Analytical Laboratory was ranked the worst, having met only 25% of its targets.

The average time per case analysis at the Government laboratory was 60 days and the facility handled 14% of   the projected 50% backlog cases, the assessment shows.

While the Police investigated and passed on 67% of the investigated cases to the DPP in 2017/2018, 33% of the case files were returned to Police for lack of evidence.

The work load per CID officer remained high at 23 files, against the internationally recommended 12:1. 

The low ratio is attributed to low recruitment amidst high attrition rate.

While courts of law performed relatively well, the Court-of-Appeal did not achieve any of the annual targets. The average time to dispose of an appeal in the Court of Appeal was 3.3 years.



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