The Value of Political Participation in the Development Process in Uganda: A Case of Pallisa District

By Sultan Juma Kakuba.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Citizens’ participation in the development process is critical if development programmes are to meet minimum success. Much effort has been gathered to bring political participation at the centre stage in development process in Uganda, particularly in Pallisa district reveals that direct inputs from citizens provide a number of benefits such as strengthening government-citizen relationship and building a “we Feeling” attitudes among the people towards development programmes, equal resource distribution and spatial development based on citizens’ priorities. To gain these results, a total of 60 respondents were selected via purposive sampling to provide data for the study. A triangular method of data collection was used to collect data from the respondents. i.e questionnaires, interview and observation in the period of April-July 2008. Data obtained was subjected to descriptive analysis.

Keywords: Political Participation, Development Process

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 10, pp.131-142. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.208MB).

Sultan Juma Kakuba

PhD Student, Student Affairs, International Islamic University in Uganda

I am by Name kakuba sultan Juma currently a PhD student at IIUM aged 36 years, a Ugandan by nationality. I attended a number of institutions and schools, which include Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto Nigeria for a Msc. Pol.Sci, Islamic University in Uganda Bachelor of Social Sciences (Pol/Econ, Mbale High School for Uganda Advanced Certificate Education, Nkoma S S for Uganda Certificate of Education and Pallisa Township P/S Primary Leaving Examination. In 2001 I was appointed an administrative assistant academic registrar Deppartment islamic university till 2007 when I switched to academics as a Lecturer. I have attended a number of Training worshops/conferences both local and international where I have personally presented papers.I have some publications in international journals. Finally Reading, research and gardening are my hobies.


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