Uganda Joins African Continent to Celebrate Africa Public Service Day 2022

 

Minister Muruuli Mukasa at Kololo

Uganda has today joined the rest of the continent to commemorate the annual African Public service day to recognize and celebrate the contribution of public service in the socio-economic sector.

The event was held at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds under the theme; ‘Bringing citizens and government closer-service delivery for social-economic transformation’.

The public service minister, Wilson Muruli Mukasa, also the acting Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, was the Chief guest at the colorful event attended by government agencies who exhibited their products and explained the services they offer to the public.

The day commemorated by the African union member states continentally as the biennial event recognizes that democracy and good governance are built on foundation of competent civil service.

It originated from the recommendations of the Inter-African Public Administration seminar that was held in 1970 in Botswana and sierra Leon in 1971 which appreciated the need for development of competent administrators and managers.

Some of the progress Uganda has made in that regard include, empowering citizens to demand for service delivery, enhanced transparency and accountability.

This is not limited to decentralization of power of the local governments, client charters in MDAs among others.

Among the week long activities carried out to mark this day included a sport gala at Makerere sports grounds which started 15th-17th June, and the walk from public service to the kololo grounds on the 22nd for the celebrations.

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