Impact of Power Outage to Small and Medium Enterprise at Small Industries Development Organization (SIDO) Dar Es Salaam

Rwegasila, Anastazia Lina (2015) Impact of Power Outage to Small and Medium Enterprise at Small Industries Development Organization (SIDO) Dar Es Salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The main objective of this study was study was to assess the effects of power outage to SMEs by using SIDO Dar es Salaam as a case study. In order to achieve this objective, the study had several specific objectives that reduced the main objective into simple objectives that are also achievable. These objectives included; To establish the rate of power blackout in Dar es Salaam; To determine the factors causing power outage in Dar es Salaam; To identify the effects caused by power breakouts to SMEs and To suggest measures to reduce the impacts caused by power outage to SMEs. The study used questionnaires and documentary reviews as data collection methods and a total of 180 respondents were also questioned for this study. In the end this study found out, there is power outbreak in the region however is not the extreme as the respondents explain the occurrence is once per day and nil in other days. The respondents also identified the causes of power outages which for this case were: Vandalism of Equipment; Misuse of the available energy; Poor/low power generation capabilities; Natural disasters; Lack of trained personnel to run the existing power plants and lastly; Political mischiefs. Lastly the researcher managed to establish the effects that can results due to power failures. The effects mentioned included: Loss of machinery; Increased Cost of production; Stagnant growth; Loss of money when the light goes off; Low productivity and profit; and Unemployment.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:54
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:54
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1163

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