Empowerment in Greater Bushenyi Districts, Western Uganda
Keywords:Empowerment, human resource, motivation, local governments, Uganda
This article correlates the relationship between Empowerment and Motivation of human resources of Greater Bushenyi Districts Local Government (GBDLG). Using descriptive research design, a researcher generated questionnaire and an interview schedule were used to collect data which was used to answer the research question Â on how Empowerment contributes to Motivation of human resourcesÂ Â in local government of Greater Bushenyi Districts. Data was analyzed using frequencies, percentages, means, Fisherâ€™s one way analysis of variance (ANOVA), Pearson Linear correlation coefficient (PLCC) and Regression analysis. The contribution of Empowerment to Motivation of human resources was satisfactory. The practice of motivation of human resources in GBDLG was satisfactory: attracting potential employees , choosing the best applicants, and respect of legal procedures. Empowerment was found to be significantly correlated with Motivation of human resources. Â It was concluded that Empowerment positively and significantly influences motivation of human resources in GBDLG. The researcher recommends that government should encourage and support Â programmes like mentoring and training of employees for good governance , district officials should be allowed to exercise their power and authority, ensure flexibility in rules and regulations regarding Empowerment ; reduce interference by central government in district affairs in relation to Empowerment; and increase funding for local governments.
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