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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.

Dr. Agnes Atim Apea PhD - Chairperson

Dr Apea is a Rural Development Specialist with proven expertise in decentralization policy, research and practice in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has significant understanding of fiscal decentralization, rural development financing and decentralization practice and policy. She has over 20 years work experience as a rural development practitioner and consultant with various national, regional and multinational organizations including African Union, United Nations, Commonwealth, USAID, DFID, EU etc.

Mr. Yunus Mugabe - Vice Chairperson

Mr. Yunus Mugabe represents Central Government on the Commission. He is the Vice Chairperson of the 6th Commission and serving his first term. He was elected in November 2017. Mr. Mugabe is a distinguished communication expert with vast experience in Journalism, Mass Communication and Media Management having previously worked for various media organizations like Daily Monitor Newspaper. Mr. Mugabe has also worked in the President’s Office as a Resident District Commissioner in various Districts and also as a District Council Speaker for Hoima, Chairperson of District Council Speakers in Uganda (UDIGOSA) and a member of Uganda Local Governments Association (ULGA) Executive Committee Representing District Council Speakers.

Ms.Deborah Kyazike Kinobe - Member

Kyazike Deborah Kinobe has over 25 years of experience in Local Governments as a political leader. She has served as a district Chairperson for Mityana District, Executive committee member of Uganda Local government Association, Member of East and Central Africa Local Government Association (EALGA), a District speaker for Mityana District under District speakers association (UDICOSA). She is an expert in Human resource, public policy and Management.

Mr. Charles Katarikawe

Mr. Charles Katarikawe Represents Urban Authorities and is serving his second and last 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.

Ms.Kemigisa Grace - Member

Grace represents the Central Government and has rich experience in local governments administration where she Served for 20years in the positions of Senior Assistant Secretary ,Assistant Chief Administrative Officer and retired early at the level of a Town clerk .She is engaged in farming and mobolisation for rural development .

Mr.Norman Birungi

Birungi Norman is a professional Economist, Research and public policy expert. He is a local government representative on the Commission. Norman has vast experience in leadership, having served at Local Government leadership as a vice president of the Uganda Local Government’s Association (ULGA), district chairperson of Kyegegwa district, Speaker of Kyenjojo district and youth Councilor for Kabarole district immediately after his university studies way back in 1997. He brings leadership and negotiation skills, research and policy analysis expertise to the Commission. He is serving his first term having been appointed in November 2017.

Mr. Sam Ogenrwoth

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

Vision
  • Financially Sustainable Local Governments.
Mission
  • 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
COMMISSION SECRETARY

Chairperson's Message

I take this opportunity to warmly welcome you to the Local Government Finance Commission (LGFC) 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 Sixth Commission comprising of seven members was appointed by President in November 2017, they are:-

  1. Dr. Agnes Atim Apea PhD     Chairperson
  2. Mr.Yunus Mugabe.      Vice Chairperson
  3. Mr.Norman Birungi     Member
  4. Ms.Kemigisa Grace     Member
  5. Sam Ogenrwoth    Member
  6. Ms.Deborah Kyazike Kinobe      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.

Dr. Agnes Atim Apea PhD,
Chairperson, LGFC

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  • 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...