Influence of community participation on implementation of constituency development funded infrastructural projects in public secondary schools in Bomet east sub-county, Kenya.
This research seeks to determine the extent to which involvement of community helps in identifying, procurement, implementation, monitoring and evaluation as well as quality assurance for success of infrastructures in public secondary schools and implementation of Constituency Development Funded projects. Based on top-down approach in management of CDF funds have not been successful. Donors call for a people-cantered approach in managing local developments in developing countries, as supported by related literature. The study was carried out in Bomet East Sub-County, Kenya. Kenya’s Constituency Development Fund assists in developing local communities. Descriptive research was utilized to guide the study. Both primary and secondary data was used, and descriptive statistics guided data analysis. Self-administered questionnaire was used from a sample size of 100 respondents so as to collect primary data. There was a respond rate of 75%. Data was analysed quantitatively using descriptive statistics where the output was presented in terms of tables, frequencies and percentages with the help of statistical package for social sciences (SPSS version 20).The study found that there was a significant relationship between managerial factors, and the Researcher revealed that, most of Bomet East Sub-County residents do not participate in management of Community Development Fund projects, leading to failure in implementation. In conclusion, community members, whether influential or not, should be involved in identification, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the CDF projects to boost success.
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