The Role of Management in Improving Water and Sanitation Services in Mpigi District a Case Study of Kyakwanzi Water Project
Author: BRENDA NAMUTEBI
Supervisor: Denis Mubangizi
The study was aimed at assessing the Role of Management in improving the water and Sanitation Services in Mpigi district. The study objectives were; to establish the role of management in improving water and sanitation services in Mpigi district; to examine the extent the role of management has played in water and sanitation services among the people in Mpigi district and to find out the possible management measures to improve water and sanitation services.
The study employed a quantitative and qualitative research paradigm in which a case study research design was employed to collect data from 57 (fifty seven) respondents using structured questionnaires, interviews and focus group discussion.
The study found out that management has an important role to play in improving water and sanitation Services through using mechanisms to track water resource consumption and availability. To a large extent management has played a big role towards improving water and sanitation services among the people by ensuring that the time factor manifests itself in the water and sanitation service, ensuring efficient and effective deployment of resources when they are needed. Additionally, Management can improve water and sanitation services through encouraging community participation since it is important in the project implementation processes.
The study recommended that the management as a group in conjunction with community leaders should ensure that community members are able to make decisions regarding resource use and allocation, capable of coordinating the implementation of planned activities, able to demand for both physical and financial accountabilities, capable of managing resources of the water and sanitation projects many others. It was also recommended that all stakeholders in the water and sanitation projects should be encouraged to participate during needs assessment activities, project implementation and completed water and sanitation water project management.