Title: Procurement planning and local governance in Uganda: a factor analysis approach

Authors: Benon C. Basheka

Addresses: Higher Degrees Department; Public Procurement, Uganda Management Institute, P.O. Box 20131 Kampala, Uganda

Abstract: This paper addresses the contribution of procurement planning to improved local governance using the findings from a study conducted among the key political and administrative stakeholders from 11 local governments in Uganda. A total of 99 respondents out of the expected 150 respondents returned the survey instrument (a response rate of 66%). The data were analysed using principal component factor analysis, upon whose results; reliability analysis for each of the retained factor components was calculated and this paved way for correlation and regression analyses. The results do indicate a very significant positive relationship between procurement planning and local governance in Uganda. The paper concludes that the vast resources local governments spend to buy goods, services and works essential for their operations requires adequate planning. Suggestions are made for the local government|s political and administrative stakeholders as well as the policy makers in Uganda on the critical issues of procurement planning, essential for local governance.

Keywords: public procurement; procurement planning; local governance; decentralisation; Uganda; local government.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2009.023407

International Journal of Procurement Management, 2009 Vol.2 No.2, pp.191 - 209

Published online: 20 Feb 2009 *

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