Assessment of Village Council Contribution to Local Government Development in Iramba District Council

Lyangwa, B’hango January (2019) Assessment of Village Council Contribution to Local Government Development in Iramba District Council. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study aimed at assessing village councils and their contribution to local government authorities development. The study investigated planning process at the village, decision making process and attempted to identify factors which influence the contribution of village council to local government development.. The study included all members of village council with the sample size of 23 respondents who were purposively selected . The case study design and purposive sampling were used for the purpose of obtaining detailed information from village councils members. Primary and secondary data were collected whereby interview guide and documentary review applied. Findings were analyzed by using content analysis approach. The study found that contribution of village council to local government development is minimal and the same as before. This is caused by lack of enough knowledge on their roles, shortage of fund to run the village council activities and lack of commitment and willingness of villagers to participate in implementing projects. The study revealed the mostly sectors contributed by village council were health sectors, education sectors, agricultural sectors and water sectors. The study recommends that, the central government should empower village council by providing capacity building on routine training and induction course and district council to improve follow up of the village council performance and community sensitization. It also recommends that village council should improve revenue collection and improve rule of law in order to perform their duties efficiently. In similar vein, recommendations to specific authorities and policy makers asserted in regards to these findings and suggestions for further research were asserted.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2020 11:32
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2020 11:32

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