The Contribution of Local Government Councils on the Rural Development Activities a Case Study of Bukedea Sub County
Author: GILBERT AGUMAR
The study sought to establish the contribution of local government councils in the rural development activities. The study was guided by the following specific objectives; establishing economic contribution of the local councils in rural development, finding out the social contribution of the local councils in rural development and establishing the political contribution of local councils in rural development in Bukedea Sub County.
The study was carried out using a cross sectional research design where both qualitative and quantitative research approaches were also used, the data were collected using questionnaire guides and interview guides and during the data collection, simple random and purposive sampling methods were used. A sample size of 60 respondents was also used in the study.
From the findings, it was concluded that local councils have greatly contributed to the economic development in rural communities through distribution of government relief to the people, settling theft cases to minimize economic losses and preventing idleness and disorderliness hence forcing people to work. It was also concluded that local councils have greatly contributed to the social development in rural communities by improving on prevention of crime on the offenders or criminals people fear to commit a crime due to arrest as a social contribution and warning people on consignees of community a crime among others. Lastly, it was concluded that local councils have greatly contributed to the political development in rural communities as they have helped in settling cases among people who have committed criminal providing, security for the community members, Setting rule and regulations in the community and witnessing land transaction in case of land conflicts among others.
The study recommended that there is need for the local councils to carry out sensitization of the local community by organizing workshops and seminars in the bid to equip the local community with training that can help them be of use to the society hence promoting economic development, need for the local councils to set strict rules and policies that govern the local community in the bid to prevent crime for example introduction of community policing, need for proper monitoring of the provision of government services or implementation of the projects in the district to villages and parishes among others.