On Thursday 25th June 2009, an Issues Paper, Breeding Fragmentation? Issues in the Policy and Practice of Decentralisation in Uganda, was launched by Mr. Tom B. Matte, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Local Government
The Paper is a result of research conducted in the districts of Moroto, Abim, Kotido, Kaabong, Lira, Gulu, Amuru, Bushenyi and Kasese. It examines the policy and practice of decentralisation and concludes that rather than promote national cohesion, the practice of decentralisation and in particular district creation, is intensifying ethnic tension, violence and overall perpetuating fragmentation of the country. This is inconsistent with the objectives of the Constitution of Uganda, which enjoins the government to put up policies and practices that promote national unity and stability.
To access the Paper, please visit our websites at http://www.refugeelawproject.org/others/breeding_fragmentation.pdf
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