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May 2014

Performance of the Local Revenue Sources

The performance of local revenue is still constrained as a major challenge to the local governments in comparison to the grants received from the centre; local revenues are contributing on average 3% to the total financing of the local governments. The trend is shown in table 10 below.

Table 10: Trend of Local Revenue Performance UGX’000 (actual) 2006 -15)

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.

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.

The Vision of LGFC is Financially Sustainable Local Governments

Mission

The Mission of LGFC is 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;

BACKGROUND
The Local Government Finance Commission (LGFC) is an autonomous arm of government responsible for advising central and local governments on issues of fiscal decentralisation.

The Commission is established under Article 194 of the 1995 Constitution and has been operational since February 1995 following an official launch by Hon. Bidandi Ssali, the then Minister of Local Government.

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