ESTABLISHMENT OF BOREHOLE DRILLING PROJECT FOR SUSTAINABLE WATER SUPPLY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISYESYE VILLAGE, ITEZI WARD, MBEYA CITY COUNCIL, MBEYA

Manyama, Elias (2018) ESTABLISHMENT OF BOREHOLE DRILLING PROJECT FOR SUSTAINABLE WATER SUPPLY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISYESYE VILLAGE, ITEZI WARD, MBEYA CITY COUNCIL, MBEYA. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

A dissertation on establishment of bore hole drilling project for sustainable water supply is a result of the community needs Assessments (CNA) conducted in Isyesye Village, Itezi Ward, Mbeya City council, Mbeya. The conceptual framework was tested through a survey of 65 community members, 20 males and 45 females in Isyesye area at Itezi ward Mbeya City Mbeya. The survey methodologies used were both theoretical and empirical literature review, site visit, physical observation, meetings and discussions. Questionnaire survey and interview were also conducted. Results revealed that all the respondents were facing water shortage problem and all of them were willing to contribute in cash and in kind. Various social economic problem associated with water shortage which were revealed through survey were water related diseases, high work load and burden of water to women, poor hygiene at primary schools and disturbance of carrying water from home to school and low income due to high water expenditure. The study recommends capacity building to community leaders so as to gain the skills and resources, which will enable them to mobilize the community for their own economic development. The results indicated that almost all the recourses are available at the community but the main problem is lack of mobilization among the community leaders and local government leaders. The proposal prepared as a result of this study will enable the government village leaders to emphasize the borehole construction which will supply water to community members and therefore reduce poverty and diseases in the community.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Mugisha Kafuma
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2019 07:42
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2019 07:42
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2285

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