Assessment Of Community Members’ Attitude Towards The Performance Of Chalinze Water Project.

Aweso, Jumaa Hamidu (2021) Assessment Of Community Members’ Attitude Towards The Performance Of Chalinze Water Project. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Huge amount of financial and human resources is invested in water projects due to the importance of water in human life. Nonetheless, most water projects do no last for long time because of less community participation. However, the participation of community members in the project is determined by their attitude towards the project in question, irrespective of the efforts made by water authorities. This study assessed community members’ attitudes towards the Chalinze Water Project. The study involved 90 respondents who were members of the water use committee, public officers and community members. The respondents expressed their attitude through five-point Likert scale – agreeing or disagreeing with the given statements. The study found the following with respect to the performance of the Chalinze Water Project. Members of the community felt that the water authority in the area sensitized, informed them of opportunities that the project would bring. Additionally, they were given priority in tenders, and were involved in key decision-making. They further held that the Chalinze Water Project abided by the principles of social accountability, which gives a prospect for expansion and sustainability of projects. Moreover, they believed that the projects were run by qualified staff who abided by the principles of financial management. They also believed that the projects would be executed within the timeline at a reasonable cost while realizing quality output. Additionally, they believed that the Chalinze Water authority had good mechanisms for collecting customers’ opinions and using them to improve water services. In a nutshell, Community members were very positive about the Chalinze Water Project, which is a prerequisite for the expansion and sustainability. Keywords: Chalinze, Community, Project, Water.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 320 Political science
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2023 13:50
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2023 13:50

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