The impact of delayed or prolonged construction process of development projects on development of Mui location: a case study of Mathuki Health Centre
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Since the majority of Kenya's people live in rural areas, there has been a continued stress on the importance of developing the rural areas. Many strategies have been used towards this end. District Focus for Rural Development is one of them. To effect district planning, public planning agencies such as District Development Committees and Sub-DOC agencies have been established to protect and further the interests of society at large, at the district level. The construction industry plays an important role in the realization of rural development objectives. The industry is involved both directly and indirectly in the provision of physical infrastructural facilities such as roads. health facilities, factories, schools, churches. water supply networks, etc. which have to be constructed in order to meet these objectives. The industry must therefore efficiently carry out the construction work arising out of these development needs.his study has been prompted by the fact that construction process of rural development projects in Mui Location is delayed or prolonged resulting in delayed project completion. The study examined the impact of delayed ~ completion of Mat~if:~ealth Centre . ..•. ", The study specifically examines the district identification, prioritization, approval and implementat ion process. A review of Ma t huk i Heal t h Centre showed that project implementation is ineffective and as a result construction of projects take too long to be completed. It was noted that whereas the role of project identification has been decentralised to community level. the role of project monitoring and ~valuation (at implementation stage) is carried out only by the DOC at the district level.