Contribution of Railway Transport in boosting Rural economic development in Tanzania A Case of Tanzania Railway Limited

Said, Mwatima Suleiman (2018) Contribution of Railway Transport in boosting Rural economic development in Tanzania A Case of Tanzania Railway Limited. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study is about Contribution of Railway Transport in Boosting Rural Economic Development in Tanzania (A Case of Tanzania Railway Limited). It further assesses the contribution of railway transport in boosting rural economic development, also it assesses the extent to which rural communities benefit from the use of railway transport and finally determine the challenges facing railway transport in rural Tanzania. The targeted respondents of this study included rural population resides in regions where railways line cross and institutions that conduct various research like REPOA, different NGO’s and Government agencies in supporting social development like TASAF, NSGRP. The study has used mixed research methodologies. It includes the case study and documentation review. The sample size is 50 respondents’oth Primary and Secondary data was collected using questionnaires, interview and documentation review. The study found that, there is highly relationship between railway transport and rural economic development as it has been analyzed in cross tabulation that all result from the development of railway transportation such as increase of income generation, urbanization, employment opportunity had agreed to have directly relationship with rural development. Despite the slowdown of the sector, it has greater contribution on the rural development. The study has recommended that the railway transport industry in Tanzania should respond on growing demand for the mobility of the economy. However, development of rural areas is much depending on the connectivity with urban areas for that case railway line must be improved and construction of new lines should be established.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 14:42
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2019 14:42
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2352

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