The Decentralization Policy; a people-centered approach to governance; was designed to empower the people, through their elected leaders to take charge of their destiny. This empowerment was to enable the Local Governments to address bottlenecks in issues such as Health, Education, Governance, food security, revenue enhancement, Budgeting, Policy, Pension, Procurement and Local Economic Development
One of the objectives of the decentralized policy is to bring Political and administrative control of services to the point of delivery, thereby improving accountability, and effectiveness; and to promote ownership by the general population, of projects executed in their localities. This has effectively taken democracy beyond just an electoral process to empowering citizens to actively participate in the decision processes through structures specially designed to enhance accountability.
In effect, the Country has realized remarkable achievements with an upsurge in physical social investments in health, education, roads and water sectors leading to improved quality of service delivery. All these are as a result of improvement in participatory Governance at the local level.