Local Government Councils’ Performance and Public Service Delivery in Uganda
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Lira District Local Government comprised 13 subcounties and one municipality. The district was headed by Hon. Orema Alex Alot working with 26 elected councilors, including the district speaker. The technical wing was headed by Mr. Benon Rwanguha as Chief Administrative Officer. Lira District was one of the districts ravaged by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) insurgency in northern Uganda, which resulted into the displacement of a large part of the district’s population. Lira District had a population of 290,600, with an annual population growth rate of 3.6 per cent. The largest proportion of the district’s population is under 18 years. The district’s main economic activity was agriculture employing 81 per cent of the population with the commercial and industrial sectors dominated by informal micro and small enterprises accounting for the rest of the population.
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