THE ROLE OF BUDGETING IN GOVERNMENT PARASTATALS ACCOUNTABILITY (A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU STATE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY)

THE ROLE OF BUDGETING IN GOVERNMENT PARASTATALS ACCOUNTABILITY (A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU STATE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY)

ABSTRACT

The aim of this project is to address the role of budgeting in government parastatals accountability in Enugu State Housing Development Authority. It stresses the usefulness of budgeting and budgeting controls in government accountability. The major problems is the inability of organizations to plan and accomplish goals which can be traced to their inability to apply controls and accountability in the budgeting system. The researcher uses both primary and secondary data but reliance was placed more on primary data because of its relative factual nature. They include personal observation, interviews, questionnaire, about 60 personnel of the organization were interviewed and their responses analysed by simple percentage. The major findings reveals that there is a great degree of relationship between budgetary implementation and their actual performance. This lack or no implementation of the budget hinders the achievement of the organizational goal. Budgetary control also as a management tool contributes to efficiency and effectiveness of management productivity. The researcher based on these findings proposes many recommendations. Which include educating the other levels of management on the importance of adhering strictly on the provisions of the budgets and implement it as such. The organization should adopt technique that is easy to implement which include flexible and zero based budgeting techniques. The researcher concluded that when budget are effectively implemented at all levels, it will become an essential standard in ensuring actual performance.