Factors Influencing Implementation Of Community Water Projects By County Government Of Kisumu, Kenya.
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This study sought to investigate factors influencing implementation of community water projects by county government of Kisumu, Kenya. Water as a resource is a valuable commodity which human beings and living things cannot do without. This study was guided by the following objectives: to establish how resource mobilization influence implementation of community water projects by county government of Kisumu, to determine how technical competency influence implementation of community water projects by county government of Kisumu, to examine the extent to which stakeholder involvement influence implementation of community water projects by county government of Kisumu and to assess how project leadership influence implementation of community water projects by county government of Kisumu. The study was significant to several stakeholders working with different communities on development matters such as the community members, the County government, national government agencies and NGOs. They would be informed of the best project implementation practices to put in place to ensure that community projects are executed effectively for sustainable development. The study was grounded on the basic assumptions that the final selected sample would be a true reflection of the salient characteristics of the target population; respondents being willing to give information truthfully and objectively and that the data collection instruments would be valid and reliable in taking the expected measures. Moreover, the study was also grounded on McClelland Achievement theory that help project implementers to understand how an innovation is introduced, disseminated, adopted and sustained by the general community in an endeavor to initiate development interventions for prosperity. This study employed descriptive survey research design, with the study targeting a population of 819 PMC members from where a sample size of 164 PMCs was drawn. Data was obtained using researcher developed questionnaire, initially pretested with a sample similar, yet not the actual study sample and whose validity and reliability was ascertained to ensure collection of relevant information. Validity was ascertained through adequate coverage of research objectives, peer review and expert judgment, while reliability was assured through split half reliability measure. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics such as, frequencies and percentages aided by Statistical Packages for Social Scientists (SPSS) and presented using frequency distribution tables. The results of the study established that resource mobilization, technical competency, stakeholder involvement and leadership had significant influence on implementation of community water projects by county government of Kisumu. Besides, the study recommends a raft of measures, both for policy formulation and further studies in this area in order to address the challenges of effective implementation of community water projects.
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