Disaster Management and Persistent Flooding Disaster in Dar es salaam

Mbura, Jane A. (2014) Disaster Management and Persistent Flooding Disaster in Dar es salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study overall objective was to examine the disaster management in Tanzania. Specifically the study intended to; identify and discuss reasons why flood related disasters are persistent in Dar es Salaam, examine the effects of floods and disasters on the real income of the victims and the economy of the country, assess the social hazards emanating from floods turning into disasters in Dar es Salaam particularly on infrastructure. The research used descriptive research design where data was collected using questionnaire administration and interview for primary data, reference from library literatures on issues related to the study findings, readings, difference journals and published articles and reports that related to the study finding. The findings revealed that, there is an absence of skilled personnel in disaster management structure, lack of accountability of government officials, poor coordination among the stakeholders at different levels, and weak technical capacity to address disaster risk reduction. The study concluded that, lack of accountability national wide and preparedness by the government officials, especially disaster management department, poor coordination between inter-ministry levels and Tanzanian Meteorological Agency are among the factors that contribute to floods turning into disaster in Dar es Salaam. The study recommends that, the department of disaster management and government in the lower rank should be trained to mitigate disaster soon before they turn into disasters. Those livings in a more risk areas have to be given early warning and be evacuated. Nevertheless, the central government has to improve inter-ministerial coordination in mitigating floods and disasters before they occur.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:21
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:21
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/618

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