Accountability in the Quality of Urban Land Service Delivery for Sustainable Development in Tanzania – A Case Study of Mwanza City

Lugwisha, Geoffrey (2018) Accountability in the Quality of Urban Land Service Delivery for Sustainable Development in Tanzania – A Case Study of Mwanza City. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study is an account of an investigation on how accountability influences the urban land services delivery for sustainable urban development in Mwanza city, Tanzania. The objectives of the research were: to establish the perceptions on accountability in the land services delivery in Mwanza city; to determine how the accountability of the government land officials affect the urban land service delivery; and to assess how the existing government mechanisms enhance accountability in urban land services delivery. The research used predominantly the exploratory qualitative case study methodology, basing on the interpretivism paradigm, and a component of quantitative technique in the analysis. Findings showed that the urban land services delivery are perceived to be poor due to inadequacy of accountability among the government land officials and that mechanisms for enhancing accountability in the urban land services delivery were weak, and that this in turn was jeopardizing the land services delivery and hence hindering the achievement of sustainable development. The research findings have developed a new knowledge that asserts that, accountability underlain by the officials’ ethical personal values is directly related to the urban land service delivery. The study recommends the establishment of enhancement and compliance to accountability based on improved ethical personal values of officials in the public sector will enable the delivery of services that meet the needs and expectations of the public and all other parties or players for the achievement of sustainable development.

Item Type: Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined])
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 09:16
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 09:16
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2298

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