Public Private Partnership on Completion of Geothermal Energy Infrastructure Projects in Naivasha Sub-county, Kenya
Muriithi, Davies, M
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In today’s turbulent economic environment many governments have turned to partnerships with the private sectors as they face increasingly constrained budgets and with ineptitude to generate additional revenues. The study sought to establish how public private partnership influence completion of geothermal energy infrastructure project in Naivasha Sub-County, Kenya by specifically looking at how provision of quality work, expertise knowledge and skills, cost effectiveness to deliver infrastructure projects, use of appropriate technology and meeting budget constraints as a PPP function influence the completion of geothermal energy infrastructure project in Naivasha Sub-County. To achieve these objectives, the study was hinged on Competence Theory which integrates the skill and expertise of the staff and the adopted technology on the completion of projects and Principle –agent theory whose major focus is on the provision of funds, expertise and technology in ensuring that the project is a success. The study has adopted a descriptive research design where the respondents are required to indicate the what, where and how of a phenomenon under study. The study sampled 108 senior management staff from the PPP Unit within the National Treasury of the Government of Kenya, Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen), Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) and Geothermal Development Company (GDC) under the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum out of which 91 filled and restored the polls. Basic irregular testing was utilized to choose the respondents from every stratum. Information accumulation included the utilization of surveys. The gathered information were gone into Statistical bundle for sociology (SPSS) adaptation 21.0 where they were examined. In the investigation procedure, information was broke down utilizing distinct insights including measures of focal tendencies that is (mean and standard deviation) and the percentages where figures and tables were used to represent the data. The study found that provision of quality work, expertise knowledge and skills, cost effectiveness, use of appropriate technology and meeting budget constraints had a positive and significant effect on the completion of geothermal energy infrastructure projects under PPP programmes in Naivasha Sub-County. The study found that PPP promotes intrinsic job rewards, and pay and fringe benefits given to employees hence motivation them to provide quality work. The study also found that PPP in geothermal infrastructure projects leads to recruitment of employees with expertise knowledge and skills which encourages creativity and innovation when dealing with such projects. The study recommends that, to ensure Geothermal energy infrastructure projects are completed on time, the stakeholders involved must ensure that there is job security, intrinsic job rewards, and pay and fringe benefits given to employees as they are the motivating factors that leads to quality work delivered at the end of the project life cycle. The study also recommends that the government should encourage PPP in not only geothermal infrastructure projects but big infrastructure projects as it comes along with advanced expertise and experience which encourages creativity and innovation when dealing with such projects.
University of Nairobi
SubjectPublic Private Partnership on Completion of Geothermal Energy Infrastructure Projects in Naivasha Sub-county, Kenya
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