This study sought to find out the relationship between succession planning and good governance. The spirit of good governance in any organization can suitably be maintained by effective succession planning. The researcher conducted literature reviews of previous studies on challenges, the best practices and the relationship between the succession planning and good governance. The researcher identified four key dependent variables; Employees’ commitment to a Culture of being prepared for leadership, Management buy-in on succession planning, Existence of strategic plan on succession planning and Succession planning policy with a view to answer the study objectives and research questions. The study found out that most of respondents remarked that within GAWASCO, there were serious issues affecting succession and governance. The study recommended that the management of GAWASCO and other institutions need to develop proper plans which ensures that there is well organized succession planning and good governance. The management should also ensure that employees are motivated. The study concluded that there is a direct relationship between succession planning and good governance.