Assesment of Factors Influencing Perfomance of Water Projects in Bunda District,Tanzania.

Ntuku, Julieth Michael (2021) Assesment of Factors Influencing Perfomance of Water Projects in Bunda District,Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study aimed at assessing factors influencing performance of water projects in Bunda district, Mara region in Tanzania. The study used mixed design in collecting, processing and analyzing data. Data were collected from among 273 respondents using questionnaires, interviews, and documentary reviews. The study found that water production in the district was generally below the consumption requirements while beneficiaries contributions were inadequate for efficiently running of the project. Walking distance to reach domestic water points has reduced, with access points increased than before project implementation. Some of the reported challenges facing the projects include: unaffordable electricity costs for pumping water, water loss due to leakages and breakages of pipes, lack of fund for maintenance, lack of technical skills and invasion of water sources. It is recommended that in order to improve the water project performance, the water association should be strengthened, annual fees increased, human activities restricted in order to avoid silting of the sources and water price made affordable. The research finally posed important implications to policy makers, planners and development partners towards increasing knowledge and skills on the performance of water projects. Generally, it can be concluded that water projects have improved water supply in Bunda district. Keywords: Community participation, domestic water points, rural water supply water access and affordability.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2023 16:43
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2023 16:43

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