Factors Affecting Improvement of Rural Electrification in Developing Countries: A Case of Tanzania

Nkini, Viola E. (2017) Factors Affecting Improvement of Rural Electrification in Developing Countries: A Case of Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Energy is the single most important resource that underlies the development of a given country. However, the most affordable sources of energy today are not only ignored in use but also generated in scarcity. The objective of the study was to find factors affecting rural electrification in Tanzania specific objectives being; analyising influence of demand in rural electrification, to determine if REA has sufficient fund to finance the immense demand for modern energy services and determining how alternative energy sources can improve rural electrification. Questionnaire and interview were methods used for data collection with the expected population size of 200 individuals with the stratum sampling being the technique used to find the sample size. A case study design approach was used to enable an in depth data collection. Among factors affecting rural electrification observed were lacks of finance in electrification agency, low income from consumers, cost of alternative sources of energy and population density. For that reason, the researcher recommended other researchers to look at other alternative sources of energy such as geothermal, natural gas, coal, uranium and renewable energies to improve rural electrification but also would appreciate if these renewable energies “green energy” were given a priority for the sake of community health, affordability and environmental conservation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2018 17:56
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2018 17:56
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2133

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