The Role of Rural Roads Construction in Reducing Rural Poverty in Tanzania : The Case Study of Mwandiga- Manyovu Road Network in Kigoma Region

Muzanye, Daniel Evarist (2016) The Role of Rural Roads Construction in Reducing Rural Poverty in Tanzania : The Case Study of Mwandiga- Manyovu Road Network in Kigoma Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study was conducted in Kigoma region using Kigoma District Council and Mwandiga Manyovu road network was selected as the case to analyze the role of rural roads construction in reducing poverty in rural areas in Tanzania. Descriptive Qualitative and Quantitative analysis were conducted taking into account experience of the people along Mwandiga Manyovu road network, in Kigoma Region, Tanzania. Data were collected using the structured questionnaire and telephone interview on the specified research questions. Four questions were used in this study focusing on the contribution of the rural roads construction on the growth agriculture, contributions of the rural roads on reduction of the income poverty, investigation of socio-economic issues associated rural roads building and finally the study measured rural people thinking on the values the rural roads construction. Findings shows, roads built in rural areas have impacts on agricultural products market accessibility (60 % of responses), reduction of transport costs (48.9%), facilities access to health services (22.2 %), growth of non-agriculture activities, education and awareness among rural community increases and peace and security improved and increased accidents (11.1%). The general implication as recommended in this study is that, construction of the rural roads act as incentive to create the investment climate in rural areas and assist in efforts towards poverty eradication, it stimulates growth of agriculture, trade, social services access and health improvement, hence may influence increase in real income among the poor, hence economic growth and poverty reduction in rural area.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 07:48
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 08:11
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1778

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