Effect of Ugandan Diaspora in Kenya on Uganda’s transport sector
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The study aimed to provide an analysis of the perceptions of the Ugandan government officials about the role of the Ugandan diaspora in Kenya on development of the transport sector in Uganda, to establish the effect of the Ugandan diaspora in Kenya on mobilizing foreign direct investment (FDI) in the transport sector development as well as to examine the effect of Ugandan diaspora in Kenya on transport infrastructure development. The study used descriptive cross-sectional survey design. The sample size of 19 participants working within relevant ministries departments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs- Uganda, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development- Uganda, Ministry of Works and Transport- Uganda as well as the High Commission of the Republic of Kenya in Uganda was determined through convenience sampling, 16 questionnaires were administered and 3 interview sessions conducted. Data from the filled questionnaires were compiled, sorted, classified, and entered into the computer for analysis. The study found out that government officials perceive that Ugandan diaspora in Kenya had a positive effect on foreign direct investments, on infrastructural development as well as budgetary support of the transport sector in Uganda. It is concluded basing on the empirical results, that improved transport sector development depends on an engaged and well-functioning of Uganda’s diaspora in Kenya. Continuous migration plays an active and vital role in the development of Uganda however there is for need coordinated efforts and implementation of appropriate policies by Civil Society, Government and other stakeholders to enable achievement of maximum benefits to all parties. The Ugandan Diaspora community is contributing to Uganda’s development through promotion of trade, foreign direct investment, public diplomacy, remittances, culture, technology and skills, peace building among others.
University of Nairobi
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