Influence of public private partnership model on completion of water projects in uasin gishu county, kenya.
Completion of the project is considered as a source of concern to both public and private sector clients. Project implementation varies among various options. In all the implementation options, various factors will play out to determine if the project will be implemented successfully. The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of public private partnership on completion of water project in UasinGishu County, Kenya. The study specific objectives were to determine how financial support by public private partnership model influences completion of water project, establish how technical expertise by public private partnership model influence completion of water project. Ascertain how budgetary plan by public private partnership model influence completion of water project and establish how community support by public private partnership model influence completion of water project. The study was informed by transactional cost theory and stakeholders’ Theory. Descriptive survey research design was employed in the study. From the target population of 395 employees the study used simple random sampling technique to select a sample size of 198. The study used five point structured questionnaires and document analysis as the main tools for collecting data. Cronbach Alpha Coefficient indicator was used to test internal consistency of the items. Data was analysed using both descriptive and inferential analysis. Descriptive methods such as frequencies mean and standard deviation were used to provide general trends of the data. Inferential statistics included Pearson correlations to show the relationship between variables.Results were interpreted and required recommendations made at the end of the study.It was found that financial support as a component of PPP model, the study revealed that partners assist in connecting the potential donors for funding. The partners also ensure that no operation is affected by inadequate funds. They assist in the management of funds and ensure that utilization of funds is monitored by both partners,technical expertise provided within PPP model showed that employees with expertise are provided by the partners,budgetary plan revealed that all partners participate in the budgeting process. Also, their partners’ explanations are provided when the budget is revised. Free discussions between partners on the budget are increased and contribution from partners to the budget is viewed importantly. Additionally, communication of xi details of budget policy and guidelines to people responsible of preparation of budget is often made. There is however doubt if proposals relating to the budget are challenged before development of budget. Finally, community support revealed that the community participates in project planning. It does this by providing a human force. Additionally, free discussions between partners on community are encouraged. The contribution from the community is viewed importantly hence the project partners allow community opinions and views. As well, the community provides technical assistance to the project.Recommendations for the study were financial support is key in enhancing project performance. As a result, there is need for public private partnerships in water projects so that no operation is affected by inadequate funds.technical expertise is instrumental in enhancing project performance. Consequently, there is need for partners to provide employees with the needed expertise to lead the project to a success.budget planning, it is utmost necessary for all partners to participate in the budgeting process. This study focused on the influence of public private partnership on completion of water project in UasinGishu County, Kenya, furtherance can be replicated with a larger, more representative sample. Furthermore, it would be interesting to know whether the observed findings hold for other Counties as well
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