Language Usage and Human Resource Performance in Local Governments in Uganda: A Case of Bududa District

  • Elizabeth Lamunu Makerere University Business School
  • Willy Wanyenya, PhD Makerere University Business School
Keywords: Language, Human Resource, Performance, Management, Organisations
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In this paper, the authors explain how language usage can affect human resource performance. They do that by explaining how language can be used in different institutions. Authors provide their explanations by referring to Bududa Local district government. The study's objectives were to explain the importance of human resources in organisations and the usefulness of language usage in human resource performance. The research problem is that in Uganda, language usage has not been emphasised so much as a key element in human resource performance. In this study, the researchers used a case study and field research designs. By using this particular research design, they interviewed only a few people and the results were used to represent the whole District. The researchers used the staff in different departments as their respondents following their experience. The researchers tallied the data and gave the frequency of each role of language usage in human resource performance. After tallying the data, the results were presented by the use of tables. The study's findings are as follows: promoting unity among the employees, promoting love among the employees, giving employees the zeal to do the work, making the employees develop the spirit of belonging, and developing a collective responsibility spirit.


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15 February, 2021
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Lamunu, E., & Wanyenya, W. (2021). Language Usage and Human Resource Performance in Local Governments in Uganda: A Case of Bududa District. East African Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, 3(1), 24-34.

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