Budget Management Practices and Performance of the Uganda Police Force: A case of Kampala Metropolitan Police
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The study examined the effect of Budget Management Practices on Performance of the Uganda Police Force taking a case of Kampala Metropolitan Police Area. Specifically, the study sought to find out how budget preparation, budget execution, as well as Monitoring and Evaluation practices affect the performance of Uganda Police Force. The study adopted a cross sectional survey research design that used questionnaires, documentary review checklist and interview guides to collect data. Both purposive and simple random sampling techniques were used in sampling 123 elements from a population of 134; whereas qualitative data was analyzed using content and thematic principles, quantitative data on the other hand was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study found out that budget preparation, budget execution and budget monitoring and evaluation each positively and significantly affected performance of Uganda Police Force. The study concluded that if more emphasis is put on budget preparation, execution as well as monitoring and evaluation, there may be improved performance of Uganda Police Force. In addition, there is need for the Uganda Police Force to explore other areas such as socio-economic factors, technological advances, demographics, geo-politics among others that have a bearing on performance for holistic approach to performance improvement.