Assessment of Urban Community’s Awareness of their Domestic Activities Impact to Sustainability of Roads and Drainages Infrastructure in Tanzania

Mukyanuzi, Esperatus F. (2017) Assessment of Urban Community’s Awareness of their Domestic Activities Impact to Sustainability of Roads and Drainages Infrastructure in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study assessed the urban community’s understanding of their domestic activities’ impact to the sustainability of infrastructure of roads and drainages in urban areas. The study was carried out in two areas of Dar es Salaam regions namely Manzese and Ubungo, which are among the busiest areas that urban citizens seem to carry out their businesses activities alongside the infrastructures of roads and drainages. Specifically, the study examines the extent to which integrity amongst urban citizens’ community, level of education, economic level, level of poverty (income) and their level of understanding of general matters that governing the use of roads and drainages influence its sustainability. The sample size selected was 150 of urban citizens; it was conveniently selected. The study found that the levels of formal education was at a good level as 75 (50%) and 60 (40%) of respondents were having primary and secondary school education respectivelywhich can be influential in educating others over the message of sustainability of infrastructures. Level of integrity guided by the existence of institutions in urban area for monitoring damage of infrastructures was poor as only 68 (45.4%) of the respondents appeared to recognized its existence hence the reason behind poor handling of infrastructure. From the findings it is recommended that, for the sustainability of the infrastructures of roads and drainages to be viable and sound, institutions concerned should involve the public who are the main users of the infrastructures particularly at the initiation stage in order to instill sense of ownership. Institutions such as TANROADS would address the importance at all levels to all people within urban area. Other ways to support it should be by the way of improving the primary and secondary school curriculums which should incorporate the teachings of sustainability that will enable the impart of knowledge to the pupils who in turn would impart it to other citizens of the urban community.

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: 28 Sep 2018 08:20
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 08:20
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1936

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