The Impact of the Funding Models on Completion of Road Projects in Tanzania: A Case Study of Dar es Salaam

Mlinga, Majura Phinias (2016) The Impact of the Funding Models on Completion of Road Projects in Tanzania: A Case Study of Dar es Salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study aimed at assessing the impact of financing models on the completion of road projects in Tanzania; a case of Dar es Salaam. Specifically to describe the key sources of funding of road infrastructure, to identify the funding models for financing road infrastructure development projects, to determine the strategies to overcome the challenges facing road project funds. To achieve these objectives and answer research question related to them, a case study design was used with questionnaire and interview as a technique for data collection. A sample size of 75 respondents who were TANROADs officers, MOI officers as well as roads project managers and road users were used. Data were analyzed by using special program known as SPSS. The major findings of the study are that; the main source of road infrastructure development in Tanzania comes from donor funds. The study also revealed that supervision of donor funds, high price of construction materials as well as extreme weather and inadequate feasibility studies are the main causes for the delays of most road projects in Tanzania. It is recommended that the government should allocate enough fund for the completion of various roads construction projects which are suspended due to various reasons. The Government should therefore look for other sources to increase its revenue base. When government revenue increases, there would be more revenue available to finance government expenditure including road infrastructure funding. The government to enact strictly laws on handling road construction projects. The government can do by ensuring that those who engage in such practices are given punishments that are severe enough to deter others from engaging in similar practices.

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: 30 Mar 2017 07:46
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 08:29
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1819

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