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HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and Commission Members

HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni

The Commission shall advise the President on all matters concerning the distribution of revenue between the Government and Local Governments and the allocation to each Local Government of money out of the Consolidated Fund. 

The Commission shall consider and recommend to the President potential sources of revenue for Local Governments.

Tom Matte - Chairperson

Mr. Tom Matte represents Central Government. He is the Chairperson of the Local Government Finance Commission (2013 – 2016). Prior to his appointment, he served as Public Administrator in various districts and Ministries rising to the rank of Director in the Ministry for Local Governments at which he retired.

Ms. Sarah Nambasa Mukasa - Vice Chairperson

Ms. Sarah Nambasa Mukasa represents Central Government.She is the Vice Chairperson and is serving a second and last term having been first elected Vice Chairperson during her first term in October 2008. She was re-elected in 2013. Ms. Mukasa is a distinguished professional Accountant with vast experience having previously worked in the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and Uganda Revenue Authority in various capacities. Her first term ended in October 2012.

Mr. Adrian Kyamugina - Member

Mr. Adrian Kyamugina represents Central Government and is serving a second and last term. He is an experienced tax administration specialist with a long track history of service in the East African Community, Ministry of Finance and Uganda Revenue Authority where he rose to the rank of Deputy Commissioner Customs, Finance and Administration, Commissioner Internal Audit and Tax Investigation until 2005 when he retired. He is now a tax consultant, a Chairperson of Finance and Strategic Planning Committee, Kampala International University Council and Vice- Chairperson, Kampala International University Teaching Hospital. Mr. Kyamugina is the Chairperson, the Finance and Administration Committee.

Mr. Charles Katarikawe

Mr. Charles Katarikawe Represents Urban Authorities and is serving his first term. He has a very long experience in urban administration having served as Town Clerk in various town councils and municipalities of Uganda. He was a consultant to Namibia on decentralized governance. He retired from the Ministry of Local Government at a rank of Commissioner urban administration.

Hon. Miligan Rose Lochiam

Hon. Miligan Rose Lochiam represents District Local Governments on the Commission and is serving her first term. She has a lot of Experience in Public Affairs Management having been a Member of Parliament for Moroto prior to her appointment to the Commission.

Hon. Captain John Emily Otekat

Hon. Capt John Emily Otekat represents Ditrict Local Governments  and is serving his first term. He has vast experience in public Affairs and Local governance. He was chairperson of Soroti District and President of Uganda Local Governments Association (ULGA). He represented Soroti in Parliament. He is also a member of the Uganda Wild Life Authority.

Mr. Sam Ogenrwoth

Mr. Sam Ogenrwoth represents District Local Governments on the Commission and is serving his first term. He has a wealth of experience in public management and Administration and he is a former Chief Administration Officer (CAO), Arua District.

  • Financially Sustainable Local Governments.
  • To offer credible and evidence-based advice to government on financing Local Governments.

Core Values

  1. Professionalism;
  2. Commitment;
  3. Team Work.
  4. Transparency and Integrity;
Commission Secretary's Message

I am privileged to welcome you to the Local Government Finance Commission (LGFC) website whose main objective is to improve communication with our stakeholders. Specifically, the website will be able to disseminate LGFC work and outputs and reach out to many of our stakeholders and all those in the Decentralisation fraternity in the country and worldwide.

It is the mandate of LGFC to have oversight on all fiscal decentralisation issues in the country and advise government and other stakeholders on appropriate framework to achieve the intended objectives of Uganda's decentralisation and Poverty Eradication.

On that note, the website will be able to offer you expert and researched information on a range of issues on fiscal decentralisation.

It is my pleasure therefore to urge you to always visit the website whenever you are in need of relevant information and also be able to offer advice on the achievement of LGFC objectives. I also encourage website users to have a dialogue with us on the subject in order to have continuous improvement in our services.

Lawrence Banyoya

Chairman's Message

I take this opportunity to warmly welcome you to the Local Government Finance Commission (Uganda) website. It is our expectation that you will find this website useful in providing information relating, particularly, to fiscal decentralisation and local government finance in Uganda.

Fiscal decentralisation (intergovernmental fiscal relations), and local government finance generally, is the lifeblood to any decentralisation programme. In Uganda, which has adopted decentralisation as the bedrock of local governance, it becomes imperative that the fiscal arrangements intended to actualise the programme are not only properly crafted but should as well be constantly monitored and appropriately guided to achieve improved service delivery within the context of poverty eradication goals and promote sustainable development.

The Local Government Finance Commission is mandated under the Constitution of Uganda (1995) and the Local Government Finance Commission Act (2003) to advise the President on all matters regarding transfer of resources from the central government to local governments (and allocation to each local government) and to advise local governments on matters relating to revenue from sources devolved to them (local governments).

The mission of the Commission is to attain efficiency, effectiveness and equity in transfers to local governments (grant system) as well as improved revenue mobilisation/generation by local governments. In these pages, you will therefore find some of the activities, studies, actions and plans by the Commission aimed at attaining this mission.

The fifth Commission comprising of seven members was appointed by President on 17th april 2013, they are:-

  1. Tom Matte                Chairperson
  2. Sarah Mukasa N.      Vice Chairperson
  3. Adrian Kyamugina     Member
  4. Rose Lochiam           Member
  5. Sam Ogenrwoth        Member
  6. John Otekat              Member
  7. Charles Katarikawe    Member

I invite you to visit the site regularly and through comments and suggestions give us feedback on the site itself but more importantly on how we can improve on the delivery on the Commission's mandate.

Tom Matte,
Chairman, LGFC

Annual Report 2014-2015

News Highlights

5TH Commission

with high Court Judge

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LGFC Staff with

the Fifth Commission members

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Commission Chairman

with the Minister of Local governement addressing LGFC Staff

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LGFC Staff

Fifth Commission with the Hon Minister of  Local government

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5TH Commission

at high court after swearing.

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LGFC Commission Members and Staff after a Retreat

LGFC Commission Members and Staff after a Retreat

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LGFC Chairman and Minister of Local Government Addressing LGFC Staff

LGFC Chairman and Minister of Local Government Addressing LGFC Staff

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Commissioners after swearing in at the High Court

Commissioners after swearing in at the High Court

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Challenges and Achievements

  • During the period under review, the Local Government Finance Commission achieved the following:

    1. Completed the holistic review of the Local Government Financing Study and submitted the report to Government for consideration and adoption of the recommendations.  During the completion exercise, ministerial consultations were conducted to validate the key findings and recommendations and their policy implications.
    2. Convened the Local government Budget Committee to review the agreed positions in the Annual Sector Conditional Grants...