Remuneration and Local Revenue Performance in Kiryadongo District Local Government, Uganda.
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The purpose of this study is to establish the influence of remuneration on local revenue performance in Uganda; A case of Kiryandongo District Local Government. Specific objectives included; establishing the relationship between financial rewards and local revenue performance, examining the effect of non-financial rewards on local revenue performance and assessing the effect of Government policy of revenue transfer on local revenue performance. A cross-sectional study design supported by quantitative and qualitative approaches was used. The accessible study population of 110 was identified from which 86 respondents was drawn to form a sample with a response rate of 91%. The following were the key findings; financial rewards was positively related (96% to 4%) agree and disagree respectively to local revenue performance while non-financial rewards related positively (92% to 8%) with local revenue performance and government policy was found to relate positively (62% to 38%) with local revenue performance. From the study findings, the following conclusions was made; it can be concluded that not all salary packages given to LG staffs conformed to their salaries because most of them have salary loans and were paid through the bank. It was absorbed that, not all staffs were paid allowances and bonuses although fewer incentives were evident. In summary, not all staffs were availed accommodation. Capacity building exists at the district, however not all staff benefit from the scheme because of resource constraint. Compensation was present although not every staff benefited. Promotional opportunities were evident at the district with a few benefiting. From the key findings obtained in the study, the following conclusion about Government Policy; political indifferences affected local revenue performance negatively, transparency and accountability be strengthened.. In addition, from the study finding the following were the recommendations made: That financial rewards influence revenue performance. That non- financial reward equally affect local revenue performance and political difference has a bearing on local revenue performance.