The Role of Rural Electrification in Household Welfare in Tanzania: A Case of Kisarawe District – Coast Region.

Sembeo, Neema Lotang’amwaki (2021) The Role of Rural Electrification in Household Welfare in Tanzania: A Case of Kisarawe District – Coast Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study focused on role of rural electrifications on households’ welfare at Kisarawe district in Coast Region. The study specifically focused types of households’ business investment before and after rural electrification in Kisarawe District. The difference of households’ income accrued before and after rural electrification and the difference of households’ welfare before and after rural electrification. The study employed mixed research approach whereby quantitative research approach was dominant and qualitative was used to supplement the quantitative design. The study employs cross sectional research design because data collection, analysis and interpretation were done once. Data were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Results depicted before electrification households that households of Kisarawe were doing several businesses investments such as electric engine milling machine, electric pumping machines, modern saloons, modern bars, baking, and stationeries with scanners, photocopying machines, carpentry. On income accrued the study conclude that income generated were higher after electrification and households’ welfare in terms of were improved access to better health, education food security and living conditions were improved. The study implies that the government and TANESCO should come up with solutions to the various problems that limit expansion of the services and therefore ensure that more people in rural areas access electricity while at the same improving the quality of grid electricity services to its customers. Keywords: Rural Electrification, Households and Welfare

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2023 15:02
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2023 15:02

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