By Steven Masiga
The lack of knowledge of the law has led to the downfall of many people in Uganda, including civil servants who have been found guilty of misusing public funds. By learning about administrative law, employees can avoid these unfortunate circumstances and stay safe in the workplace.
About 10% of employees in Uganda have been cited for misuse of public funds. This is often due to a failure to seek guidance from the law. When a civil servant is faced with a decision about how to spend public funds, the first question they should ask is, “What does the law say?”
There are a number of laws that govern the use of public funds in Uganda. These include the Public Finance Act, the Local Government Finance Act, the Penal Code, and the Anti-Corruption Act. By understanding these laws, civil servants can avoid making mistakes that could land them in jail.
Local governments are responsible for providing essential services to their communities. They are also the main conduit for government programs and initiatives. As such, it is important for local government officials to be familiar with the laws governing the use of public funds.
The delivery of government programs and services is ultimately the responsibility of technical staff. These staff members must be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure that they are implementing government programs in accordance with the law.
The misuse of public funds is a serious problem in Uganda. It is important for all civil servants to be aware of the laws governing the use of public funds and to take steps to avoid breaking the law.