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Integrated policy formulation processes in local governments: A case study in mid-western Uganda

Purpose: This study set out to assess the level of policy formulation in Hoima district local government for effective service delivery in Uganda. Research methodology: A quantitative case study design was embraced, aiming at 30 local councillors and 60 technical officials. The real sample was 54 respondents. Data were gathered via a self-administered questionnaire and an interview guide. Numerical and non-numerical data were examined by way of descriptive statistics as well as thematic analysis. Results: Results suggest a moderate mean for policy formulation in Hoima as generated from all the five constructs namely; problem identification (µ=2.88; SD= 1.346), problem manifesto (µ=2.76; SD =1.347), policy agenda (µ=2.17; SD =1.268), policy debate (µ=2.58; SD =1.271) and policy decision (µ=2.20; SD =1.268). This was so because the overall mean was 2.52 and the overall SD was 1.300. Nevertheless, the numerous impediments confronted mainly at policy decision disrupted the process. Limitations: The study concentrated on one local government in Uganda and so the results may not be generalised to Uganda. Contribution: These results might be used as contributions for local governments in Uganda to evolve a guide on integrating policy formulation issues during orientation and or retooling local councillors and technical officials for better policy formulation processes. This article contributes to the budding understanding by underlining undertones in policy formulation so that local governments become more efficient in delivering services to the citizenry.
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David Mwesigwa, Mohammed Bogere, Lina Anastassova

Implementation of building construction permit in So'e city, South Timor Tengah regency (TTS)

Purpose: This study aimed to analyze the implementation of the Building Construction Permit policy and to analyze the inhibiting factors for implementing the Building Construction Permit policy based on the Regional Regulation of South Timor Tengah regency Number 7 of 2015 in So'e city, South Timor Tengah regency. Research methodology: This research was qualitative research using a descriptive approach. The data were collected through interviews, observation and documentation. Results: The inhibiting factor for the implementation of the Building Construction Permit policy in So’e city, South Timor Tengah regency is the limited resources in the form of human resources, financial resources, operational resources, buildings that are not in accordance with spatial planning and many buildings that violate the boundary lines as well as public understanding of building permit regulations. Limitations: This study only analyzed the implementation of the Building Construction Permit policy based on the Regional Regulation of South Timor Tengah regency Number 7 of 2015 in So’e city, South Timor Tengah regency. Contribution: This research becomes scientific information for public administration program.
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Misraim Nubatonis, Petrus Kase, Nursalam