The Effect of the Integrated Financial Management System (Ifmis) on Operational Efficiency in Local Governments in Uganda: a Case Study of Wakiso District
Author: MUSOKE PATRICK
Supervisor: Kizito Nalela
The study investigated the effect of integrated financial management information system on operational efficiency in local governments. Specifically, the study sought to establish the effect of IFMIS on e-purchasing, e-payment, and e-accounting for which Wakiso district local government was used as a case study. A case study design was employed to undertake the study. Purposive and simple random sampling techniques were used to select a sample of 60 respondents. Different questions on a likert scale were used to measure the corresponding variables, included e-purchasing, e-payment, e-accounting and operational efficiency. All the analysis was conducted using the statistical package for social scientists (SPSS). Findings of the study showed a strong positive correlation ( = .646) between e-purchasing and operational efficiency, a very strong positive correlation ( = .838) between e-payment and operational efficiency and a strong correlation ( = .710) between e-accounting and operational efficiency. It was concluded from the findings that integrated financial management information system significantly affected operational efficiency in local governments. It recommended Wakiso district management should improve e-purchasing, e-payment and e-accounting in order to enhance operational efficiency by automating all activities via electronic systems, encourage end-users optimally utilize the IFMS, sensitize all district end-users about the IFMS, improve the security of the district data in IFMS and reliably connect the IFMS to its end-users.