Factors Affecting The Performance Of Water And Sanitation Projects In Garissa Municipality, Garissa County, Kenya
This study sought to investigate the factors affecting the performance of water and sanitation projects in Garissa Municipality. The specific objectives were to find out the effect of project planning, expectations of stakeholders, monitoring and evaluation and government policies on the performance of water and sanitation projects in Garissa Municipality. The researcher used descriptive research approach which described the factors and variables of this project. A census approach was used to cover the four wards of Garissa Municipality and covered all the four water and sanitation projects currently in progress. Fifty respondents were chosen where 10 of the local respondents were selected by purposive method and 40 respondents from the other categories were picked by simple random sampling method. Questionnaires were administered to these groups of respondents to represent the entire population. Primary data was collected by the use of self administered questionnaires and researcher administered for the groups that are illiterate especially the members of the local community who may have problems reading and interpreting the questions as expected by the researcher. The collected data was analysed using descriptive statistics and factor analysis for quantitative data, correlation analysis was also carried out on the quantitative data. The researcher used the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) to process and analyse data. The research results were presented in percentages and tables. The major finding of this study is that planning a project before undertaking it is very important as it determines the entire course of the project. Further, the involvement of stakeholders ensures that the project is implemented in such a way that it satisfies the expectation of the stakeholders. The study therefore recommends that thorough planning of projects should be performed before hand in order to ensure that the project runs without a hitch ones it is initiated. Further, implementation of projects should not only involve the implementers, but the immediate stakeholders as well.