Good Gorvernance Activities

The Good Governance Working Group (GGWG) is established under the Water and Sanitation Sector Working Group (WSSWG). The GGWG report on the Good Governance Action Plan (GGAP) at every WSSWG meeting

Improving transparency, integrity and accountability is the key to better water governance and delivering better services as well as fighting corruption. The Water and Sanitation sub-sector has developed a strategic approach, including clear priorities for intervention and for measuring progress on tackling corruption.

 

In 2006, the Ministry of Water and Environment established a multi stakeholder Good Governance Working Group (GGWG) and tasked it to identify and recommend measures to promote and monitor transparency, accountability and good governance in the water sector. Between 2007 and 2008 the GGWG implemented its first joint action plan based on the findings of Value for Money, Cost Variation and Fiduciary Risk assessment studies.

In 2008, the GGWG initiated two studies with the support of the Water and Sanitation Program of the World Bank and the Water Integrity Network. The first study undertaken was a Risk and Opportunity Mapping Study designed to assess risks and opportunities to promote good governance in the Ugandan Water Supply and Sanitation (WSS) sector, based on existing date, legislation and interviews with key informants. The second study was a nation-wide quantitative Baseline Survey, focusing on experiences of corruption among water service providers and consumers. In September 2009, following completion of the studies, a two-day National Water Integrity Workshop was held in Kampala. Key sector stakeholders validated the findings of the studies and jointly agreed on selected recommendations to update the existing Good Governance Action Plan (GGAP). The GGWG was tasked to follow up and report progress on the implementation of the updated action plan.

A Good Governance Workshop “Enhancing Good Governance in the Water and Environment Sector” held on 7th and 8th July 2011 was a follow up to the September 2009 workshop. Progress on the Good Governance Action Plan was assessed and the action plan updated. During the two day workshop members of the Good Governance Working Group together with sector stakeholders reviewed the progress made on the implementation of the Good Governance Action Plan (GGAP), shared experiences on issues related to water integrity, good governance and also informed stakeholders about latest trends in fighting corruption. Presentations and input were given by the Public Procurement Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA), Inspectorate of Government (IG), Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED), Water Integrity Network (WIN) Berlin, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and Transparency International (TI), Berlin. The experiences of Civil Society Organisations were also presented. The Ministry of Water and Environment carried out a Value for Money Study of Local Government Procurement, which was presented and discussed at this workshop. The issues raised in the report were used to update the GGAP. Download Here!