Determinants of Maintenance of Road Infrastructural Projects in Kisii County
Quality of main and rural road network continues to deteriorate as a result of the challenges facing the maintenance of this infrastructure. This study focused on the determinants of implementation of maintenance of road infrastructure projects in Kisii County. Chapter One of the study was the introduction and the problem statement touching on the purpose of the study. The objectives of the study were to determine how funding influence maintenance of roads infrastructure projects, determine the extent to which manpower influence maintenance of roads infrastructure projects, assess the extent to which community participation influence maintenance of roads infrastructure projects and establish how political factors influence maintenance of roads infrastructure projects. Chapter Two highlights the literature reviewed in relation to road construction and maintenance both in Kenya and internationally. The study focused on the factors influencing maintenance of tarmac, gravel and earth roads in Kisii County. The target population of the study was4 respondents per constituency and 5 respondents from the County Government, 7 from KeRRA and 2 KURA and the County Government. The study applied a mixed research method. Secondary data was collected using questionnaires which will be studied to support the research findings. Secondary data was derived from road works implementing agencies and other stakeholders. Qualitative data was analyzed qualitatively based on analysis of feedback emanating from respondents‟ information and documented data. The research findings were intended to assist in the improvement of services in the road sector in Kisii County.
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