Assessment of the Factors Influencing Domestic Piped Water Supply Service in Kigoma Municipality Tanzania

Mkama, William Manyama (2020) Assessment of the Factors Influencing Domestic Piped Water Supply Service in Kigoma Municipality Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study aimed at assessing the factors influencing domestic water supply service in Kigoma Municipality in Tanzania. It was guided by three objectives namely to assess the sources of domestic water supply in Kigoma Municipality; to examine the causes for shortage of household piped domestic water supply in Kigoma Municipality and to evaluate the impact of water shortage on people’s livelihood in the locality. The study used a descriptive-explanatory research design to collect data from a randomly selected sample of 380 respondents. Data were organized and analysed by using IBM Statistical Package for Social Scientist (SPSS) computer program version 24. Findings showed that the major sources of domestic water supply at Bangwe ward was water tape. The alternative source was springs. The causes of poor distribution of water at Bangwe ward includes: population growth, poor water governance, higher rate of water bills, poor water management, shortage of rainfall and inadequate power supply. The overall consequences were increased household expenditure, time cost, declining student (Girls) performance, disease outbreaks mostly cholera and typhoid, rising social conflict and increasing women and girl’s workload in the search for water. The study recommended for the government in collaboration with other water partners to institute intervention measu

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2021 07:52
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021 07:52

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