Local governance practices and quality of transport services delivery in Nebbi district local government a case study of Nebbi sub county
This study sought to examine the relationship between Local Governance Practices and Quality of Transport Service Delivery in Nebbi Sub county. The objectives were to assess the relationship between Financial Accountability, Transparency and Stakeholder Participation and Quality of Transport Service Delivery. A case study design utilising mixed methods approach of data collection was adopted. A sample of 95 consisting of Riders, Pedestrians, Taxi Operators and Technical Officers participated. These were selected by Simple Random Sampling Techniques, Census sampling and convenience sampling. Questionnaires and Interviews Guides were used for data collection while Descriptive and Inferential Statistics were used for Analysis. Results show there is a strong positive relationship between Financial Accountability and Quality of Transport Service Delivery (r= .640, n= 95, p< .01) and hence H1 was not supported. A very strong positive correlation (r= .816, n= 95, p<.01) was established between Transparency and Quality of Transport Service delivery and hence H2 was not supported. Results further established very strong positive, significant relationship between Stakeholder Participation and Quality of Transport Service Delivery (r= .814, n= 95, p<.05) and hence H3 was not supported. The Local Governance Practices predicted Quality of transport Service delivery in Nebbi Sub county by 78.6% (adjusted R square = .786). It was concluded that Transparency, Financial Accountability and Stakeholders participation are significant predictors of the Quality of Transport Service delivery in Nebbi Sub county Major recommendations included strengthening the monitoring role by Inspector general of Government over proper financial accountability in Local Governments, emphasizing policy financial guidelines, and timely financial report submissions to ensure transparency. Local leaders need to take decisions though consultative meetings and use of suggestion boxes to enhance transparency so as to enhance stakeholder participation. Further research should also be done on Citizen Participation in Local Government Service Delivery Processes in Nebbi District.