Democracy in Greater Bushenyi Districts, Western Uganda
Keywords:Democracy, staff, performance appraisal, local governments, Uganda
This article evaluates the relationship between Democracy and Staff performance appraisal system (SPAS) 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 on how Democracy contributes to Staff performance appraisal systemÂ 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 Democracy to Staff performance appraisal system was satisfactory. The practice of SPAS in GBDLG was satisfactory: attracting workers to freely participate in local and national elections, respecting group decisions and citizenâ€™s values. Democracy was found to be significantly correlated with Staff performance appraisal system. Â It was concluded that Democracy positively and significantly influences SPAS in GBDLG. The researcher recommends that government should enact proactive policies to make sure internal elections are free and fair,Â making district officials accountable to their electorates, actions andÂ the citizenry in view of viable development in the districts. Employees should easily access information in order to make objective decisions; district leaders should practice the spirit of tolerance for their workers because no one under the earth is an angel. Finally, workers should be open to each other in GBDLBs in order to be able to encourage efficiency and effectiveness for good governance in local governments.
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