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- ItemAfrican Journal of Governance and Public Leadership(African Journal of Governance and Public Leadership, 2021) BC, Basheka; Dominique, UwizeyimanaAfrican Journal of Governance and Public Leadership (AJoGPL) is a quarterly journal aimed at promoting academic scholarship and publishing of original theoretical, empirical and practitioner policy oriented manuscripts in Public Administration, Management, Governance, Public Policy, Public Leadership and related fields.
- ItemAfrican Journal of Governance and Public Leadership (AJoGPL)(2021) BC, Basheka; Dominique, E. UwizeyimanaAfrican Journal of Governance and Public Leadership (AJoGPL) is a peer reviewed quarterly journal. AjoGPL seeks to promote academic scholarship and publishing of original manuscripts in Public Administration, Management, Governance, Leadership, Public Policy, Public Leadership and related fields
- ItemAfrican Journal of Governance and Public Leadership (AJoGPL)(2022) Prince Chukwuneme, Enwereji; Dominique, E. Uwizeyimana; BC, BashekaAfrican Journal of Governance and Public Leadership (AJoGPL) is a peer reviewed quarterly journal. AjoGPL seeks to promote academic scholarship and publishing of original manuscripts in Public Administration, Management, Governance, Leadership, Public Policy, Public Leadership and related fields
- ItemAnalysis of E-Exams performance under COVID-19 Pandemic at Kabale University, Uganda(East African Journal Of Science ,Technology and Innovation, 2022) Phelix, Businge Mbabazi; Nicholas, Nkamwesiga; BC, BashekaThere has been a shift in a mode of conducting exams from physical appearance of students to the electronic examinations due to covid-19 pandemic. This paper presents the experience in the management of e-exams as part of the summative evaluation of students. This was achieved by establishing the readiness strategies for managing e-exams, determining the performance of e-exams management and ascertaining the challenges faced during the management of e-exams.
- ItemBarriers to women's participation in public procurement in Africa: Empirical evidence from Uganda.(INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITY STUDIES, 2020) BC, BashekaGlobal policy agendas and declarations continue to focus on the participation of women and women-owned businesses (WOBs) in the public and private sectors. The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have compelled countries to adopt affirmative action (AA) strategies to ensure equal opportunities for women and men. The World Bank (2005) highlights that women constitute approximately 70% of Uganda’s labour force, yet most are employed in the informal sector. Basheka’s (2018b) research on Uganda’s inclusive public procurement opportunities, barriers, and strategies to female entrepreneurs’ participation in public procurement in Uganda substantiated these findings. In this regard, Basheka (2018b) highlights that removing gender inequality is key to economic growth and eradicating poverty. Like many African countries, Uganda faces several challenges regarding women’s participation in government procurement. In line with this, this paper focuses on women’s participation in Uganda’s public procurement system. To help address this issue, the authors present a framework to support the participation of women and WOBs in Uganda’s public procurement system. The framework was based on an empirical analysis of the barriers that women face regarding Uganda’s public procurement processes. The study collected primary and secondary information using corresponding data-collection and -analysis techniques. Interviews were conducted with key informants within Uganda’s central and local government, and surveys were administered to various WOBs. Capacity, finance, information, and legal and regulation-related aspects were identified as the four key obstacles to participating in this potentially lucrative process. It is recommended that the Ugandan government establish an appropriate legal and regulatory framework supported by top-level commitment to ensure that WOBs have access to national and international trading opportunities
- ItemCo-operative and saving societies (SACCOS) and poverty reduction in Lango and Kigezi sub-regions of Uganda: A comparative empirical study(African Journal of Business Management, 2020) Eton, Marus; BC, Basheka; Fabian, MwosiThe paper examines the contributions of co-operative and saving societies in poverty reduction in Lango and Kigezi sub-region. The study adopted a comparative and cross-sectional survey design where bivariate and multivariate data analyses were used to analyze the data. Specifically, correlation and regression analysis were done to determine the relationship between financial contribution by savings and credit co-operative (SACCOS), saving culture and poverty reduction. The findings established that low-income households had inadequate access to cheap and affordable credit. In the two regions, the available credits offered by SACCOS were not cheap per say and the SACCOS offered credit at 10% per month, which translated into 120% per annum. The study reveals that microcredits create long-term indebtedness among the rural poor, and yet households are not competent in managing their finances. The saving culture in Kigezi sub-region is associated with political motivations and support from politicians. In contrast, in Lango sub-region, saving culture is associated with response to government programs that were aimed at reconstructing northern Uganda after the two decades of insurgency. The provision of more financial services would contribute to poverty reduction and training of households on the utilization of financial credit.
- ItemContextualising the Regeneration of Africa’s Indigenous Governance and Management Systems and Practices(Administratio Publica, 2020) BC, Basheka;The primary aim of this article is to remind contemporary public administration analysts and policy-makers of the need to position indigenous governance management systems and practices within mainstream intellectual discourse. The African continent has suffered a tormented history. This is partly due to the different historical periods and deliberate efforts to Westernise all explanations concerning African governance, knowledge management systems and practices. Centuries-old indigenous African knowledge regarding the management of societal affairs has been overshadowed by colonialism, neocolonialism, global capitalism and the promotion of Western organisational management/leadership practices. Furthermore, Western cultures showed intellectual arrogance by painting anything African in a negative light. Yet, indigenous African countries had their own governance systems and knowledge management practices that are worthy of any academic and intellectual theorisation and discourse. While the article does not argue that these indigenous systems and practices are flawless, the societies under study exhibited important features that can provide a lens for understanding contemporary challenges surrounding public administration and theorisation.
- ItemGovernance and Public Leadership: Bundles of Democratic societies?(African Journal of Governance and Public Leadership, 2021) BC, BashekaLike an elephant being described by blind men differently depending on where each of them touches, governance and public leadership are concepts prone to different interpretations by different people. Some commentators would even uncourteously question whether a certain theme falls within the scope and intellectual boundaries of Governance and Public Leadership. Yet Governance and Public leadership are themes that have walked the practices and theoretical debates about running of society and ought to have a certain degree of uniformity in their understanding. Governance and leadership have solved problems of mankind but they have also in innumerable ways contributed to creation of problems of mankind. As such, they are concepts whose significance to the management of societal affairs ought to be appreciated and understood. A failure in governance and public leadership affects every person in society.
- ItemJudicial proceduralism: the application and exploitation of the substantiality rule in presidential election petitions in Africa(African Journal of Governance and Public Leadership (AJoGPL), 2022) BC, Basheka; Daniel, M. Walyemera; Dominique, E. UwizeyimanaPresidential candidates who have faith in judicial supremacy often turn to the courts for redress when they lose presidential elections, because the courts often rely on technicalities and the substantiality test to determine the elections. One such technicality is the substantiality test. This paper examines, with the use of selected examples, the application and exploitation of the materiality, otherwise known as the substantiality test, by courts while adjudicating presidential election petitions in Africa. The paper fi rst examines the meaning and origin of the substantiality test before venturing into the legal and constitutional provisions for this rule in selected countries. The paper then turns to the key Supreme Court decisions on presidential election petitions in Africa, focusing on evaluating how the substantiality test has been applied or misapplied. Finally, the paper examines legal and policy implications before making the concluding remarks.
- ItemPublic Governance and leadership in times of Uncertainty. Intimacy of Politics and Science in Pandemic Management?(African Journal of Governance and Public Leadership (AJoGPL), 2022) BC, BashekaSocieties of all times have withered the storms caused by social, political and economic disruptions. roughout the journey of mankind, problems have often presented themselves and solutions have always been found. Men and women who have always been in charge of the public arena have always attempted to get answers. Politicians and scientists have always intimately worked together. e current situation the world nds itself in orchestrated by the monstrous Covid-19 is not di erent. e question in the minds of the public is what has so far in uenced the containment measures of covid-19-politics or science? As the world quickly came to terms with the social, economic, political and technological e ects of covid-19, the politicians looked to scientists as the only hope. Of course, scientists equally looked to politicians for political guidance and facilitation. In many countries of the global, at the height of the second wave, political institutions failed and others crumbled but withstood the pressure. Public administrations demonstrated that they lagged 30 years behind the technological frontier.
- ItemPublic Procurement Governance: Toward an Anti-corruption Framework for Public Procurement inUganda(Springer Nature Switzerland, 2021) BC, BashekaThe quest for good governance appears to have tormented humankind for several hundred thousand years and this threatens to remain so for the next several years. The greed by people against fellow people and the broader collective interests of society seem to be unending. Indeed, corruption has remained a key roadblock to the quest for good governance and it remains a thorn unless concrete actions are undertaken. The quest for good governance will not be possible unless renewed coordinated efforts on the fight against corruption are initiated and implemented. Corruption takes many forms and a bribe (which is one of the forms) corrupts the conscience of humankind (Exodus, 23:8) to do acts that benefit only self at the expense of society. Bribes bring chaos (Amos, 5:12) and they thus merit punishment (Amos, 2:6).
- ItemTowards a Framework for Anti-corruption and Improved Procurement Governance in Uganda .The Role of Administrative Efficiency.(Administratio Publica, 2021) BC, Basheka; C J, AuriacombePublic procurement has been and remains a core function of the public sector. When it is managed effectively and efficiently, it can contribute immensely towards attaining good governance within the now-complex public sector systems. This is due to a number of reasons. First, public procurement is a large contributor to government resource expenditure. When such resources are put to good use, it is expected to render a positive impact. Second, public procurement facilitates the attainment of broader government goals through its acquisition functions. Third, in most countries, public procurement as a key of corruption has been perpetuated, which has led to a leakage of public resources that would otherwise be devoted to service delivery. This article argues that promoting administrative efficiency, which will be a function of implemented governance structures, processes, values and mechanisms, is a likely panacea to procurement governance challenges. To this end, the article develops a framework to address public procurement-related corruption through improved governance. The framework is based on the underlying philosophy that the challenges relating to corruption in public procurement are built on a broader system of corruption within the entire administrative system of government. As such, any efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the public procurement function ultimately needs to be anchored on a broader governmentwide administrative systems improvement strategy.
- ItemTrecking the historical concerns for effi ciency and eff ectiveness in the study and practice of Public Administration(African Journal of Governance and Public Leadership (AJoGPL), 2021) BC, Basheka; Dominique, Uwizeyimanais paper attempts to re-introduce the ideologies through historicizing the debates and then make a case for their relevance in today’s public administration systems. Public administration in its dual nature of being rst; a discipline of academic study and second; a eld of practice has indeed trekked a long journey and has had its primary concern being that of how to ensure governments work better in the managing public a airs. Undeniably, the need to promote administrative e ciency and e ectiveness has occupied the minds of classical and contemporary scholars and practitioners in almost an equal measure. e concerns of administrative e ciency and e ectiveness are debates which are as old as the discipline of public administration itself but also the concerns of the long journey of the practices of public administration have trekked the journey of civilization. While public administration and Governance scholars agree on the need for building administrative systems which are e cient and e ective, there remains divergence views on how the two can be promoted. ere are therefore a range of ideologies and benchmarks that have been propounded that once followed could promote e ciency and e ectiveness of government.