Africa Public Service Day is a strategic event on the African Union calendar. It is a special day for Public Servants and Public Service Organisations and it is celebrated annually on the 23rd June.
The Uganda Public Service will commemorate this day on Friday 22nd June 2018 and the main celebrations will be held at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds where we expect the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda to be the Guest of Honour.
The theme of this year’s celebrations is “Combating Corruption in Public Service Institutions through stakeholder participation and promotion of Ethical Leadership to realize the objectives of Agenda 2063 and Sustantainabe Development Goals (SDGs)”.
The celebrations will kick off that day at 08:00am with a march from Ministry of Public Service to Kololo Ceremonial Grounds. The Uganda Police Band will lead the march.
Week long buildup activities have been lined up beginning with a Sports Gala (Foorball and Netball) at Makerere University Main Sports Ground, next to Makerere College on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th June 2018. Different Ministries, Departments and Agencies will be competing for a trophy to be presented to the winning team by the Hon. Minister of Public Service on 20th June 2018.
Other activities include Corporate Social Responsibility events where the Public Service will be giving back to the community and the target community is the vulnerable. Different Government entities will be visiting different communities for this purpose.
During the National celebrations at Kololo, different MDA’s will exhibit their services and/or goods and some health institutions will carry out free medical checkups among others.
The Ministry of Public Service is expected to release the Pearl of Africa Institutional Performance Assessment Scorecard (PAIPAS) results during the National celebrations at Kololo and the winning institutions will be awarded to the exception performance in service delivery for the period 2016/2017. There shall also be a presentation of a paper on the ASPD 2018 theme.
The general public is encouraged to attend the different functions as this is an opportunity to create awareness for the different government services. The Local Governments are equally encouraged to hold celebrations in their areas of jurisdiction at a convenient date.