POLITICAL DECENTRALIZATION AND WATER SERVICE DELIVERY IN KAPCHORWA MUNICIPALITY, EASTERN UGANDA

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ABSTRACT The research study was conducted from March to June 2014 in Kapchorwa Municipal Council covering the local community, civil servants and local leaders such as the councilors. The study was intended to sample forty respondents, but a number of them turned up for interview while District water officials also turned up to participate. The research was aimed at finding out how decentralization has impacted on the water, establishing the challenges faced in decentralized provision of water services and sugge~ted possible mitigation measures for such challenges. It was found out that the maj or impact of decentralization on the water sector was the promotion of people’s participation in the affairs water services within their localities which has promoted easy mobilization of resources from people and sustainability of water projects. The major challenges faced in decentralized provision of safe water were found to be corruption within the sector, limited funding and inadequate qualified personnel at local levels. Other challenges are limited community participation in terms resource mobilization and maintenance of water projects and poverty which limits the ability of people to afford piped water. A number of suggestions to solve the above challenges were raised by the respondents; these include fighting against corruption at all levels of water service management, increase in funding, monitoring and participation of the local community in decision making.

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APA

Research, S. (2022). POLITICAL DECENTRALIZATION AND WATER SERVICE DELIVERY IN KAPCHORWA MUNICIPALITY, EASTERN UGANDA. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/political-decentralization-and-water-service-delivery-in-kapchorwa-municipality-eastern-uganda-2

MLA 8th

Research, SSA "POLITICAL DECENTRALIZATION AND WATER SERVICE DELIVERY IN KAPCHORWA MUNICIPALITY, EASTERN UGANDA" Afribary. Afribary, 16 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/political-decentralization-and-water-service-delivery-in-kapchorwa-municipality-eastern-uganda-2. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

MLA7

Research, SSA . "POLITICAL DECENTRALIZATION AND WATER SERVICE DELIVERY IN KAPCHORWA MUNICIPALITY, EASTERN UGANDA". Afribary, Afribary, 16 Aug. 2022. Web. 26 Nov. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/political-decentralization-and-water-service-delivery-in-kapchorwa-municipality-eastern-uganda-2 >.

Chicago

Research, SSA . "POLITICAL DECENTRALIZATION AND WATER SERVICE DELIVERY IN KAPCHORWA MUNICIPALITY, EASTERN UGANDA" Afribary (2022). Accessed November 26, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/political-decentralization-and-water-service-delivery-in-kapchorwa-municipality-eastern-uganda-2