Administrative Law Training and Administrative Staff Performance; A case of Busia District Local Government
Onyango, Henry Wabwire
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The purpose of this study was to establish the extent to which administrative law training is influencing staff performance in Busia district. The theme considered absolute importance because it envisages how the system of government does legislate or adjudicate cases in courts of law and make decisions work. Public Choice Theory anchored the study that had three empirical objectives, which it sought to address. These were : to assesses the influence of training in administrative processes and performance of staff in Busia District local government, to examine the influence of training in criminal law and procedure on staff performance in Busia district local government and to examine the influence of administrative authorities and staff performance in Busia district local government. To deliver answers to these objectives, the study adopted a cross sectional survey design to guide the whole study process. The interview guides and Questionnaires were used as methodologies of data collection. Eighty-four (84) questionnaires were administered with a response rate of 100, and 10 Interview guides were administered to the sampled population with a response rate of 100. The findings of the study revealed that; administrative law training has a very positive significant influence on administrative staff performance at Busia district local government in terms of implementation of laws, effective services delivery, and timely rationale decisions made as indicated by the adjusted (R2),0.347at p-value of 0.01. The overall adjusted (R2), suggests that the three constituents (Administrative law & procedure, Administrative authorities and Administrative process) of the independent variable in this report, collectively account for 34.7% of change in staff performance. The results for Administrative law & procedure and staff performance were adjusted (R2)= 0.553, p=0.01<0.05, the results for Administrative authorities and staff performance were adjusted (R2)= 0.434, p=0.01<0.05 and the results for Administrative process and staff performance were adjusted (R2)= 0.283, p=0.01<0.05. The results seem to indicate that Administrative law & procedure seem to contribute more on administrative staff performance as compared to the other two variables. Focusing on these results, the key recommendations of the study are; that Administrative law & procedures should be given highest attention by knowing and understand the administrative procedures for smooth service delivery; that Administrative authorities should be given attention by the administrators becoming legally enlightened ;and for administrative process, the administrators should understand the operations between the public and administrative authorities.