Govt To Rationalise and Merge Agencies

Minister Mururi Mukasa

Govt To Rationalise and Merge Agencies

Government through the Ministry of Public service is looking forward to rationalising and merging government agencies to eliminate redundancy.

This process is expected to save over Shs 880B once the rationalisation and merging of agencies is undertaken.

This was revealed by Minister of public service, Wilson Muruli Mukasa during public service Budget Conference for 2021/2022 financial year held at the National Records Centre and Archives in Kampala.

According to Muruli, implementation plans have been completed and are before the cabinet for approval.

Through this process government will rationalise and merge certain agencies and take some to their mother ministries and become directorates in order to save unnecessary expenditures.

The process is expected to begin in the next financial year.

Public Service Permanent Secretary Catherine Bitarakwate said that currently, government has institutions that are serving almost the same function and same roles and its these that they will merge to save.

“Through rationalisation of government agencies, government will be able to eliminate duplication and mandate overlap for improved efficiency in public resource utilisation.” Bitarakwate explained.

So far ministries and agencies are reviewing laws for establishment of certain institutions and according to the ministry, this will enable the smooth merger of certain institutions once the time comes.