Bridging The Funding Gap For Public Sector Investment Projects. (A Case Of The Department Of Agriculture, Technical And Extension Services (Agritex).

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ABSTRACT

The need to provide adequate and equitable housing has remained a major priority for every

government while facilitating homeownership has always been a key component of housing

policies generally. The study was aimed at investigating the impact of inadequate funding of

Public Sector Investment Projects (PSIP), particularly staff houses using a case study of the

Department of Agriculture Technical and Extension Services (Agritex). Evidence highlighted

that Agritex started on some PSIP projects in 2010 across the eight provinces to construct

staff houses but the projects has not been completed due inadequate financial resources.

Thus, the objectives were; to establish the impact of insufficient funding of the PSIP projects,

to examine the causes of the limited financial resources, to analyze possible strategies that

can be implemented to address the funding challenges and to make recommendations on

alternative sources of funding of the projects as well as on how best can the department of

Agritex can improve revenue generation. The study adopted the use of the case study

research method. Though the issue of inadequate was evident in many public institutions that

depend on budget resources, Agritex was representative enough to be a case study.

Furthermore, the researcher was part of Agritex and access to information was easier. The

study population was restricted to 4 top management, 6 Human Resources personnel, 7

Finance and Accounts Staff, 3 Administration Staff and 19 Extension Specialists. The

researcher adopted the use of questionnaires and interview. The study noted that housing play

an important role in economic development and growth despite it being a basic need for

everyone. The study also noted that, Agritex has a backlog in terms of providing

accommodation to its members while low capacity utilization by the major economic sectors

and budget constraints were identified as the major causes of inadequate financial resources.

The study highlighted that structural reforms were needed in the country to encourage trade,

and investment. The study however, recommends the department of Agritex to adopt the

Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangements, engage the donor community for funding of

projects, development of housing schemes and investment promotion activities in order to

attract foreign direct investments so as to ensure that the housing project is fully supported

and funded.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). Bridging The Funding Gap For Public Sector Investment Projects. (A Case Of The Department Of Agriculture, Technical And Extension Services (Agritex).. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 12, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/bridging-the-funding-gap-for-public-sector-investment-projects-a-case-of-the-department-of-agriculture-technical-and-extension-services-agritex

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "Bridging The Funding Gap For Public Sector Investment Projects. (A Case Of The Department Of Agriculture, Technical And Extension Services (Agritex)." Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 04 May. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/bridging-the-funding-gap-for-public-sector-investment-projects-a-case-of-the-department-of-agriculture-technical-and-extension-services-agritex . Accessed 12 May. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "Bridging The Funding Gap For Public Sector Investment Projects. (A Case Of The Department Of Agriculture, Technical And Extension Services (Agritex).". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 04 May. 2021. Web. 12 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/bridging-the-funding-gap-for-public-sector-investment-projects-a-case-of-the-department-of-agriculture-technical-and-extension-services-agritex >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "Bridging The Funding Gap For Public Sector Investment Projects. (A Case Of The Department Of Agriculture, Technical And Extension Services (Agritex)." Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 12, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/bridging-the-funding-gap-for-public-sector-investment-projects-a-case-of-the-department-of-agriculture-technical-and-extension-services-agritex