Analysis of the Pre-colonial, Colonial, and Post-Colonial Bureaucracy of Uganda.
ARTICLE: This paper analyses the nature of bureaucracy in Uganda from the pre-colonial period to the present. The study was undertaken because the nature of bureaucracy in Uganda has been changing under the influence of political, economic and social trends. There is therefore, need to know the effect of these changes on the bureaucracy in Uganda and to compile this information in a single record. The paper draws on the political history and Public Service literature on Uganda to derive major insights on the nature of bureaucracy and makes conclusions on its trend. The analysis indicates that the bureaucracy has been changing in terms of size, skills and values according to the paradigm shifts that have affected public administration globally and nationally, and according to the internal political and economic situation as well. The analysis also reveals that the Ugandan bureaucracy is in a constant struggle to improve its welfare and remuneration by government. The paper concludes by noting that as the world continues to change, bureaucracy in Uganda will also continue to change and remain dynamic.