Factors influencing completion of road construction projects in Embakasi, Nairobi county Kenya
This study aims to find out factors that influence completion of road construction projects in Embakasi, Nairobi County Kenya. The research will be guided by the following research objectives; to establish the extent to which availability of resources influences completion of road construction projects, to determine the influence of competency of staff toward completion of roads construction project, to establish the extent to which stakeholder participation influences completion of road construction projects and finally to determine the influence of procurement procedures on completion of road construction projects. The study will focus on how resources, competency of staff, stakeholder participation and procurement procedures influence completion of road construction projects The research design to be used will be descriptive research design. The study will employ stratified sampling technique in coming up with a sample size of 42 from a total population of 106.The study relied mostly on primary data sources where self-administered questionnaires was utilized as source of data. Quantitative data was coded and entered into Statistical Package for Social Scientist (SPSS) and analyzed using descriptive statistics. The findings were presented in form of frequency tables while explanation was presented in prose. The findings of this study will help policy makers on key issues related to project development and management with particular reference to road and other infrastructure development and construction. Project managers can also benefit immensely from understanding some of the underlying causes of project construction delays as will be documented by this study. The study concluded that availability of resources influenced completion of road construction projects and one of the resources that is mostly not enough is financial resource. The study also concluded that competency of staff also influences completion of road construction projects since if the staff have the required skills, experience and knowledge in the area this would help them undertake the task placed on them. Lastly the study concluded that stakeholder participation also influences completion of road construction projects and that stakeholders should be encouraged to participate in projects.
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