Accountability refers to the obligation of administration to give satisfactory account of use of official power or discretionary authority to people. It is state of beingliable or answerable. To be accountable implies to be obliged to report, explain or justify something. It ensures something is carried out as expected.
|· It is contemporaneous with action||
· It implies public officials will adhere to explicit and implicit values of administration.
· Responsible public servants know the law and have conviction about proper administration.
· It refers to public servants’ responsiveness to public will while accountable denotes specific methods to enforce responsibility
|· Post factum in nature i.e it is only after an act has been complete that one is called upon to render an accountability of it.|
i) It purports to evaluate performance in terms of goals
ii) Accountabilty is achievement oriented
iii) Guard against misuse of resources
i) Special Expertise and information
ii) Full time status
iii) Massive expansion of Bureaucracy
iv) Lack of coordination
v) Misinterpretation of role and obligation
Vi) Orthodox Loyalty
Vii) Employees Union