Sokoine University of Agriculture

Host communities' attitude towards benefit sharing from natural gas extraction: insights from Kilwa District, Tanzania

Show simple item record Mwakyambiki, S. E. Sikira, A. N. Massawe, F. A. 2020-06-19T11:28:29Z 2020-06-19T11:28:29Z 2020-05-19
dc.identifier.issn 2619 – 8851
dc.description The East African Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities V. 1, Issue 2, June 2019, pg. 53-59 en_US
dc.description.abstract Tanzania is among the blessed countries in Africa in terms of minerals endowment. However, natural gas extraction is in its infancy stage. The existing studies on natural gas extractions in Tanzania focused more at the national level with limited understanding of the host community’s issues. This study was conducted to examine the host community’s attitude on natural gas extraction in Kilwa District. Specifically, the study assessed: (i) host communities’ attitude towards benefits sharing, and (ii) factors that influence host communities’ attitude towards benefit sharing. A structured questionnaire was administered to 373 respondents. A Likert scale was used to measure the attitude of host community members towards benefit sharing. An Ordinal Logistic Regression (OLR) technique was used to examine factors influencing attitudes of communities towards benefits sharing. The findings revealed that overall the respondents had a negative attitude (60%) towards benefits sharing from the extractive industry. Distance from extraction activities, access to electricity, the relationship between the community and extractive companies and sex of respondent were important determinants of attitude (p < 0.05). The study concludes that the high level of negative attitude implies host communities dissatisfaction towards natural gas investment that may translate into resource curse in the country. This calls for immediate practical interventions by policymakers, planners, and extractive companies to address challenges that limit equitable access to various benefits by host communities. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), en_US
dc.subject Host community’s attitude en_US
dc.subject Natural gas en_US
dc.subject Benefit-sharing en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.title Host communities' attitude towards benefit sharing from natural gas extraction: insights from Kilwa District, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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