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Sustainability of ngo supported water supply projects: the case of elct konde diocese shallow wells project in Mbozi district, Tanzania . Morogoro

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dc.contributor.author Mwansasu, Samwel Jail
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-04T06:44:56Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-04T06:44:56Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Mwansasu, S.J. (2011). Sustainability of ngo supported water supply projects: the case of elct konde diocese shallow wells project in Mbozi district, Tanzania . Morogoro: Sokoine Univesity of Agriculture. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/386
dc.description.abstract Many large water projects that were established and managed by community and central governments in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) failed mainly due to inadequate community participation in planning and implementation of such rural domestic water supply projects. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania - Konde Diocese (ELCT-KOD) in collaboration with Marion Medical Mission (MMM) introduced shallow wells project in Mbozi District in 2002. Out of 1061 shallow wells constructed by ELCT-Konde Diocese in Mbozi district, 45 of them are not functioning. In light of this, a study was done to determine factors influencing sustainability of the shallow wells project. The population for this study consisted of all heads of household. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 20 household heads from each six study villages. This made a total sample size of 120 of household heads. It was found that majority of the respondents (83.3%) participated in meetings related to shallow wells project at the early stage of planning, and that 75.8% of household heads participated fully in discussing locations for digging the shallow wells. Therefore, community involvement in the planning stage of the shallow wells project was satisfactory. The people in Mbozi District play a vital role and are highly responsible for management of the shallow wells project. Nevertheless, the study found the shallow wells technology is highly limited in terms of being easily broken and therefore people are not very much benefiting as it was intended by project initiators. The study recommends that the Government of Tanzania should clearly provide instructions to the community with regard to the use of shallow wells. This may include modifications of water policy that shallow well have to be given priority as the only way to help people living in villages like those in Mbozi District. The village leaders should continue mobilizing villagers to involve themselves in all stages of the shallow wells project for continuing sustainability. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sokoine University of Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Mbozi district en_US
dc.subject water supply en_US
dc.title Sustainability of ngo supported water supply projects: the case of elct konde diocese shallow wells project in Mbozi district, Tanzania . Morogoro en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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