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SST/P/4: Administration in our district

This topic revolves around the district leadership, the rights of individuals and the revenue that the district collects from the citizens

TOPIC: ADMINISTRATION / LEADERSHIP IN OUR DISTRICT.

SUB- TOPIC: DISTRICT LEADERSHIP ( L.C SYSTEM )

Decentralization: This is the transfer of power from the central government to district levels.

Advantages of decentralization.

  • It creates job opportunities to people.
  • Services are brought nearer to people
  • Leads to easy monitoring of government programmes.

District leadership

  • Our country is divided in to smaller areas called districts for easy administration.
  • The district leadership is set up like this.

Local council       (LC)           V       Districts

(LC)                     IV      Counties

(LC)            III       Sub-counties

(LC)                      II       Parishes

(LC)                      I        Villages

Village community

Administration in our district

  • The district local council is the highest governing body in a district
  • It is headed by the district chair person who is elected by the people through voting.
  • For cities like Kampala, the district chair person is given a special title Lord mayor.
  • Kampala city is has a minister who is responsible for activities in the city. The body that runs activities in Kampala city is KCCA. It’s headed by executive director.
  • The head of the civil servants in KCCA is  Mrs. Dorothy Kisaka
  • The lord mayor of Kampala is Hajji Erias Lukwago.
  • The district chair person is helped by councilors to run district affairs

2 councilors representing each sub- county

2 councilors representing the youth.

2 councilors representing people with disabilities.

2 women councilors

  • The chair person forms executive committee from the elected members of the council.

TOPIC: DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION

SUB- TOPIC: OTHER LEADERS IN OUR DISTRICT

CONTENT

Types of leaders.

  • Appointed leaders.
  • Elected leaders.
  • Cultural leaders
  • Religious leaders
  • Civic leaders ( Appointed by the district services commission)

Other important leaders in our district and their duties.

  1. District chairperson / LCV chairperson
  • He / she is the political head of the district.
  • Chairs meeting of the executive committee of a district.
  1. The district speaker.
  • Controls councils meetings.
  1. Chief administrative (C.A.O)
  • He/ she is the highest civil servant in the district
  • He / she is responsible for payment of all civil servant in a district (in Kampala city he / she is the C.E.O )
  1. District Directors of Education .(D.D.E)
  • He makes sure that the standards of Education in a district is good.
  1. District Director of Health services. (D.D.E)
  • Responsible for people’s health in a district.
  • He / she is the first person to act if there is an out break of a disease in a district.
  1. District planner ( DP)
  • He /she plans for the development of the district.
  • Discourages the building of structures that are not well planned.

TOPIC: ADMINISTRATION IN OUR DISTRICT

SUB- TOPIC: OTHER IMPORTANT LEADERS IN OUR DISTRICT

CONTENT

  1. Resident district commissioner. (RDC)
  • He is appointed by the president and represents the central government in the district / Represents the present in a district.
  • He is in charge of security in a district.
  1. District director of veterinary services( (DDVS)
  • He /she advises farmers on how to look for their livestock(animals and birds)
  1. District director of agriculture(DDA)
  • Advises farmers on better farming methods and how to care for their crops.
  1. District director of fisheries (DDF)
  • He /she is in charge of fisheries in the district.
  • He /she discourages over fishing and catching of young fish.
  1. District director of forestry (DDF)
  • He / she is in charge of conserving (protection ) of forests.
  1. District director of probations. ( DDP)
  • He / she is in charge of children’s affairs.
  • He settles family conflicts.
  1. District police commands / district of police ( DPC/ DDP)
  • He makes sure that all people keep law and order.

TOPIC: ADMINISTRATION IN OUR DISTRICT

SUB- TOPIC: Qualities of a good leader.

CONTENT

Qualities of a good leader.

  • Ability
  • Respectful
  • Tolerant
  • Understanding
  • Cooperative
  • Confident
  • Responsible
  • Careful
  • Faithful
  • Trust worthy

How people acquire leadership.

  • By election
  • By appointment
  • Through inheritance.
  • By voluntarism.

TOPIC: ADMINISTRATION IN OUR DISTRICT

SUB- TOPIC: ENFORCING LAW AND ORDER.

CONTENT

  • By – laws: These are laws made and passed by the local government
  • Importance of by- laws
  • They promote peace
  • They promote security
  • They promote smooth running of both district and government programmes.
  • They promote good behaviours and morals.
  • The chairperson LCV is the political head.
  • They promote smooth running of both district and government programmes.
  • They major is the political head of the city/ municipality.
  • The chief Administrative officer in a district / officer in charge of paying civil servants in a district.
  • The resident district commissioner is the officer in charge of security in a district/ president’s representative in a district.
  • The district education officer is the officer in charge of education / all schools in a district.

SOCIAL SERVICES

  • Learners will explain what social services are.
  • Give examples of social services.
  • Social services are benefits given to people to live a good life.

Groups of people who provide social services.

  • The government
  • Local leaders.
  • Doctors / medical workers, security organs.
  • Veterinary officers.
  • Farmers
  • Drivers

Examples of social services.

  • Education services
  • Medical services
  • Security services
  • Transport services.
  • Water services
  • Electricity services social amenities
  • Banking services
  • Road maintenance
  • Posta and communication services.

Examples of social services centres.

  • Hospital / clinics.
  • Markets
  • Police stations Barracks
  • Roads, railway stations.
  • Water bodies
  • Banks bodies
  • Post office.

N B- These are places where social services can be got.

Types of leaders.

Decentralization

This is the transfer of from the central government to district levels.

Advantages of decentralization.

  • It creates job opportunities to people.
  • Services are brought nearer to people.
  • It leads to easy monitoring of government programmes.

Types of leaders.

  • Appointed leaders
  • Elected leaders
  • Cultural leaders.
  • Religious leaders.
  • Civil leaders (Appointed by the district services commission)

Members that make up the district local council

  • Chairperson
  • Sub- county councilors.
  • Two youth councilors
  • Two councilors for the disabled.

Duties of district leaders.

Leaders will identify the responsibilities of each district leader.

  1. District chairperson
  • He is the political head of a district/ chairs the meetings of the executive committee of a district.
  1. District chief administrative officer(CAO)
  • He is the chief accounting officer in a district pays civil servants in a district.
  • Officiates legal marriages on behalf of the government.
  1. District education officer ( DEO / DDE) district director of education.
  • Heads all education departments in a district.
  • Ensures that all education programmes in a district.
  • Ensures better standards of education in a district.
  1. District directors of health services(DDHS)
  • He /she is responsible for all medical departments in a district.
  • Supervises all medical workers in a district.
  1. District director of veterinary services (DDVS)
  • Advises farmers on how to look after the livestock.
  • Teaches people how to improve on their quality of animals.
  • Treats sick animals in a district.
  1. District director of agricultural services ( DDAS)
  • Advises farmers on better farming methods.
  • Encourages farmers to grow more food to ensure food security

Duties of district leaders.

  1. District police commander DPC / district director of police (DDP)
  • Controls the commander DPC / district director of police (DDP)
  • Ensures that police force in a district.
  • Gives permission before public rallies take place in a district.
  1. Resident district commissioner RDC
  • Represents the president at the district level.
  • Ensures security in the district.
  • Chairs the district security committee in a district.
  1. District forest officer DEFO / district director of forestry / fisheries.
  • Ensures forest conservation in a district.
  • Encourage tree planting in a district.
  1. District fisheries officer / district director of fisheries. ( DDF)
  • Control over fishing and catching young fish in a district.
  • Encourages farmers to dig up ponds for fish farming.
  • Teaches people the proper methods of fishing.
  1. District probation officer DPO/ district director of probation DDP
  • He /she is in charge of children’s affairs in a district.
  • Settles family disputes in a district.
  • Helps people with special needs especially those affected by disaster.
  1. District planner DP / district director of planning (DDP)
  • Plans for development in a district.
  • Discourages building in the district that are not planned.

Qualities of a good leader.

  • Learners will out line ways in which people acquire leadership.
  • State the qualities of a good leader.

How people acquire leadership.

  • By election
  • By appointment
  • Through inheritance.
  • By voluntarism.

People’ rights in a district.

  • Learners will define a right.
  • State the rights of people in a district.

People’s rights in district.

  • Aright to food.
  • Aright to education
  • Aright to security
  • Aright to medical care
  • Aright to privacy
  • Aright to get information
  • Aright to association
  • Aright to work
  • Aright to fair judgment

Responsibilities of people in our district.

  • Obeying laws.
  • Participating in community work.
  • Reporting wrong doers.
  • Participating in making sanitation
  • Involving in proper activities.
  • Helping and caring for others.
  • Caring for the sick.

Groups of people that provide security.

  • Learners will give the groups that provide security.
  • State the name of Uganda’s National Army

Security organs

  • Police
  • Army
  • Private security guards
  • Prisons
  • Local council

Police is under the ministry of internal affairs. The police in Uganda is headed by the inspector general of police, IGP Okoth Martin Ochola.

The minister for internal affairs is General Hajji Abubaker Jeje Odongo

The Uganda Police is for keeping law and Order

Departments of the police

  • CID – Investigates crimes.
  • Dog section – responsible for training and look after police dogs.
  • Fire brigade department – responsible for putting out fire.
  • General / duty – Receives any kind of complaints from the public.
  • Traffic department – handles traffic matters on roads.
  • Passport department – Issues passports and other travel documents.
  • Police air wing- handles emergency issue / cases especially on plane crashes.
  • The radio section – responsible for communication with radios and signals in the police.
  • The patrol section – patrols on foot or motor vehicle.
  • Anti riot police – to stop riots.

The general functions of the Uganda police.

  • Investigates on crimes.]
  • Stops riots.
  • Puts out fire
  • Locates lost and crushed planes.
  • Arrests wrong doers.
  • Protects people and their property.
  • Teaches the public the proper use of roads.
  • Issues out travel documents like passports to people.
  • The Uganda prisons department.
  • The department is responsible for transforming law breakers in to good law abiding citizens. It is under the ministry of internal affairs.

Functions of the Uganda prisons

  • To look after prisoners.
  • To take suspects to court for trails.
  • To transform prisoners in to law abiding citizens.
  • To teach prisioners vocational skills such as carpentry.
  • The Uganda prisons are headed by the commissioner. Mr Johnson Byabashaija.

The Army

Uganda’s national army is Uganda’s people’s defence force.

  • It’s main duty is to defend the country against enemies.
  • The Army is under the ministry of defence.
  • Crispus Kiyonga is the minister for defence.

Problems faced by people in meeting their needs.

  • Embezzlement
  • Poverty
  • Bad weather
  • Shortage of food.
  • Laziness
  • Over population
  • Accidents
  • Diseases
  • Insecurity

Solutions to the problems.

  • Creating employment opportunities for young people
  • Providing education on methods of producing more quality food.
  • Providing medical services.
  • Controlling population growth
  • Introducing group farming
  • Fighting against corruption.

Ways of caring for social service centres.

  • Respecting people who care for social services
  • Avoid misuse of public office
  • Mobilizing communities.
  • Cleaning social service centres.

Revenue  

  • Learners will explain what revenue is
  • Outline the sources of government revenue.

Revenue is money for the government.

Sources of government revenue.

  • Takes
  • Loans
  • Grants tourism
  • Tourism
  • Profits from its companies
  • Donations
  • Court fines

Uganda revenue Authority is the body responsible for collecting revenue in Uganda Tourism is the largest foreign exchange easier for the government today. It is referred to as an invisible export because it does not involve the exchange of goods.

Aspects on which the government spends its revenue

The government spends its money / revenue on the following.

  • Transport
  • Communication
  • Salaries for civil servants.
  • Agriculture
  • Medical services
  • Water supply
  • Electricity

TOPIC: ADMINISTRATION IN OUR DISTRICT

SUB- TOPIC: OTHER IMPORTANT LEADERS IN OUR DISTRICT

  • District veterinary officer DVO

He / she advises farmers on how to look for their livestock (animals and birds)

  • District agricultural officer DAO

Advises farmer on better farming methods and how to care for their crops.

  • District forest officer DFO

He is in charge of conservation (protection ) of the forests.

  • District fisheries officer DFO

He is charge of fisheries in the district

He discourages over fishing and catching of young fish.

  • District probation officer DPO

He is in charge of children’s affairs

He settles family affairs

  • District police commander DPC

He makes sure that all people keep law and order

Enforcing law and order.

  • Good citizens must observe law and order so as to live peacefully.
  • Bad citizens disobey and break the law.
  • Beating , burning and killing of suspected law breakers is not good. This is called mob – justice
  • Suspected law breakers should be reported to the police.
  • The police will take the suspects to courts of law.
  • Then the magistrate / judges will decide who is right and who is wrong. The guilty will be fine or taken to prison.

The police force

The main duty of the police force is to enforce law and order.

How the police enforces law and order.

  • Guarding important places and people
  • Arresting law breakers.
  • Taking suspect to courts of law.
  • Investigate crimes.
  • Controlling traffic
  • Fighting fires.
  • The top most person in the Uganda police is the inspector general of police (IGP).The correct IGP is major general Kale Kayihura.
  • The police is under the ministry of internal affairs.

Sections / Departments of police

Criminal investigation department (CID)

  • It is responsible for investigating crimes.

Fire brigade

  • This department is responsible for putting out fire and help save lives of people and animals is danger.

Dog section

  • Is responsible for producing, training and looking after police dogs. Dog are used in investigating cases and enforcing law and order.

General duty section.

  • This section receives complaints and sends them to the concerned departments.

Traffic section

  • This handles traffic matters on roads.

Passport section

  • This section ensures that passports and other travel documents are not forged.

Police Air Wing

  • It uses light air crafts and deals in delicate emergency cases for example if a plane crashes and disappears in forests it can trade it.

Patrol section.

  • They move from place to place to keep law and order.

Radio and signal section.

  • This section is responsible for communication.

The Uganda prisons.

  • The Uganda prisons works hand in hand with the police in enforcing law and order.
  • The prison is under the ministry of internal affairs.

General functions of Uganda prisons.

  • To look after prisoner
  • To take suspects to court for trail
  • To transform prisoners.

The biggest prison in Uganda today is Luzira prison.

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ASSIGNMENT : Administration in our district assignment MARKS : 10  DURATION : 1 week, 3 days