The Role of Community Radios for Promotion of Environmental Sanitation in Dodoma City Council, Tanzania.

Mbangati, Osmund Fridoline (2020) The Role of Community Radios for Promotion of Environmental Sanitation in Dodoma City Council, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study was aimed to assessment of the role of community radios for promotion of environmental sanitation in Dodoma city council. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used to get this information from participants. By using random sampling, a total of 384 respondents were selected to participate in this study. Data were analyzed using statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS) version 20. Majority of respondents were male 298 (77.6%) while 86 (22.4%) were female. This confirms that for African women to participate in any study, compensation is needed to change their family daily routine. On the other hand, majority of respondents (41%) aged between 25-35 years participated in this study. This implies that middle age people were active in listening to community radio compared to young and old people. About 50% being majority were married/living together. Majority of the respondents 96% agreed that they have the knowledge about environmental sanitation as a result of radios broadcasting environmental sanitation information spreading awareness and knowledge to a wide population. Crucial role played by community radio in Dodoma city cannot be underestimated as it raises public awareness on the need to eradicate mass poverty, illiteracy and disease. Therefore, radios in Tanzania have suitable programmes for promoting environmental sanitation issues by providing information, education and supporting environmental sanitation campaigns. It is therefore recommended that the Tanzania government to come up with solutions to problems concerning environmental sanitation. Educating the communities about environmental sanitation issues can be done using radios. Keywords: Community radios, environmental sanitation, Dodoma city, radios broadcasting

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 380 Commerce, communications, transport
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Journalism and Media Studies
Depositing User: Mr Mugisha Kafuma
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2021 09:22
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2021 09:22

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