Assessing The Construction Management Problems of Road Projects in Mwanza City Council, Tanzania

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ..................................................................................................................... i

APPROVAL ............................................................................................................................ ii

DEDICATION ....................................................................................................................... iii

COPYRIGHT ......................................................................................................................... iv

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ...................................................................................................... v

TABLE OF CONTENTS ...................................................................................................... vi

ABREVIATIONS ................................................................................................................ viii

LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES .................................................................................... ix

ABSTRACT ............................................................................................................................. x

CHAPTER ONE ...................................................................................................................... 1

INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................... 1

1.0 Backgrouud Of The Study ................................................................................................ 1

1.1 Statement Of The Problem ............................................................................................... 2

1.2 Objectives of the study ...................................................................................................... 3

1.3 Research questions ............................................................................................................. 4

1.4 Scope of the study ............................................................................................................. .4

1.5 Significance of the study .................................................................................................... 5

CHAPTER TWO ..................................................................................................................... 6

LITERATURE REVIEW ....................................................................................................... 6

2.0 Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 6

2.1 Establishment of Local Government ............................................................................... 6

2.1.1 Construction management of road projects ................................................................. 9

2.1.2 Equipments Availability in Road Construction Projects .......................................... 11

2.1.3 Human Resources Management.. ................................................................................ 13

2.2 Project Management ....................................................................................................... 14

2.2.1 Project identification .................................................................................................... 14

2.3 Finance .............................................................................................................................. 14

CHAPTER THREE ............................................................................................................... 16

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY ......................................................................................... 16

3.0 INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................... 16

3.1 Research Design ............................................................................................................... 16

3.2 Area and population of study ........................................................................................ .17

3.3 Sampling Procedures ....................................................................................................... 17

3.4 Data collection methods .................................................................................................. 18

3.5 Data Analysis .................................................................................................................... 18

3.6 Limitations ........................................................................................................................ 18

3.6.1 Absence at the time of call ........................................................................................... .! 9

3.6.2 Ignorance or apathy ..................................................................................................... 19

3.6.3 Financial problem ......................................................................................................... 19

3.6.4 Respondent negligence ................................................................................................. 19

3.6.5 Experience ..................................................................................................................... 19

CHAPTER FOUR ................................................................................................................. 20

Data Presentation, Analysis And Discussion Of Findings ................................................. 20

4.0 Introduction ...................................................................................................................... 20

4.1 Administrative Structure ................................................................................................ 20

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4.1.1 City council management structure ............................................................................ 21

4.1.2 Roads condition in Mwanza city ................................................................................. 22

4.1.3 Works department in the city ...................................................................................... 22

4.2 Technical staff in Works Department ............................................................................ 23

4.2.1 Action taken By Mwanza city council as remedy for staff shortage ........................ 26

4.3 Procurement of Civil works in Mwanza city council ................................................... 27

4.3.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................... 27

4.3.2 Road works procurement practice in MCC ............................................................... 27

4.4 Management and Administration of road project in Mwanza city council .............. .30

4.4.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................... 30

4.4.2 Road maintenance using councils own sources of funds .......................................... .31

4.4.3 Road maintenance project using road fund ............................................................... 31

4.5 Equipment and plant for road works ........................................................................... .32

4.5.1 Introduction .................................................................................................................. .32

4.5.2 Equipments and plants in Mwanza city council ........................................................ 33

CHAPTER FIVE ................................................................................................................... 35

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION, AND RECOMMENDATION ........................................... 35

5.0 INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................... 35

5.1 Summary ......................................................................................................................... .35

5.2 Conclusion ....................................................................................................................... .35

5.3 Recommendations ........................................................................................................... .36

BIBLIOGRAPHY ................................................................................................................. .39

APPENDIX: A ....................................................................................................................... 42

INTERVIEW SCHEDULE FOR KEY INFORMANTS ................................................... 42

APPENDIX B OBSERVATION GUIDE ........................................................ .43

APPENDIX C MAP OF THE STUDY AREA .................................................. 44

APPENDIX D LETTER OF INTRODUCTION ....•...........................•............. .45

ABSTRACT This research was carried out in Mwanza City Council. The objective of this study was to investigate management problems for road construction projects within Mwanza city council, as an instrument for enhancing our lmowledge behind local government performance. Much emphasis was given on roads project funding, procurement of road works and the execution of the project. It also looked at the human technical capacity needed to supervise the projects. Road construction projects in local authorities have recorded poor performance to the extent that the public has questioned the rationale for continuing to have them. Firstly, this study investigated whether lack of technically qualified staff had an influence on road construction projects. Secondly, the study was set to investigate whether non-adherence to the Local Government Financial Memorandum in procurement in roads works has any effects to projects performance. Road contract management and administration techniques used in Mwanza city council have been investigated ..

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Frontiers, E. & KOBALYENDA, N (2022). Assessing The Construction Management Problems of Road Projects in Mwanza City Council, Tanzania. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/assessing-the-construction-management-problems-of-road-projects-in-mwanza-city-council-tanzania

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and NELSON KOBALYENDA "Assessing The Construction Management Problems of Road Projects in Mwanza City Council, Tanzania" Afribary. Afribary, 17 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/assessing-the-construction-management-problems-of-road-projects-in-mwanza-city-council-tanzania. Accessed 05 Oct. 2022.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu, and NELSON KOBALYENDA . "Assessing The Construction Management Problems of Road Projects in Mwanza City Council, Tanzania". Afribary, Afribary, 17 Aug. 2022. Web. 05 Oct. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/assessing-the-construction-management-problems-of-road-projects-in-mwanza-city-council-tanzania >.

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Frontiers, Edu and KOBALYENDA, NELSON . "Assessing The Construction Management Problems of Road Projects in Mwanza City Council, Tanzania" Afribary (2022). Accessed October 05, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/assessing-the-construction-management-problems-of-road-projects-in-mwanza-city-council-tanzania