Is the public service relevant in development?

Mission of Government

 The mission of government is to protect the citizens in the enjoyment of life, liberty, and property.


 Public service

Public service is the provision of public goods and services by a given government or government body to the people living in the jurisdiction of the government. The provision is financed through taxation of the organisations and people resident in the jurisdiction of the government. The government provides the goods and services in order to fulfill its mission.

Public goods and services

Public goods and services are those goods and services like roads which cannot be effectively delivered by private sector on its  own.

Service offerings

The public sector offers the following services;

  • Public visibility services  to its residents and citizens
  • Delivery of public goods and services to the residents and citizens

Examples of public goods and services

  • Postal service
  • Road network
  • Disease and health inspection and control
  • Country security system
  •  Economic Security
  •  Social Security
  • Environmental Security
  • Education
  • Water  ways
  • Good Governance
  •  Financial Security

Relevancy of public service in development

Public service provides the necessary infrastructure to support   the citizens of the country working together with development partners in the process of developing their country in a sustainable way.





Author: John Muhaise-Bikalemesa,
Director Big Drum Advisory Services,