Water Accessibility and Community Welfare, A Case Study of Logoba Parish of Moyo District North Western Uganda

TABLE OF CONTENT

DECLARATION .

APPROVAL

DEDICATION

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS j.

TABLE OF CONTENT

LIST OF TABLES ix

LIST OF FIGURES

DEFINITION OF OPERATIONAL TERMS

LIST OF ACRONYMS

ABSTRACT

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

I .OBackground of the study

I. Problem statement 3

I .2Objectives 4

1.2.lGeneral objectives 4

I .2.2Specific objectives 4

I.3Research questions 4

1.4 Scope of the research 5

1.6 Justification of the study (significance) s

CIIAPTER TWO 6

LITERATURE REVIEW 6

2.Olntroduction 6

2. 1 Water, its sources and uses 6

2.2Problenis associated with water use 7

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2.4 water pollution and major water pollutants ~

2.5 Ways of ensuring proper water supply 10

CHAPTER THREE 12

RESEARCH METHODOLOGy 12

3.Olntroduction 12

3.1 Study Area 12

3.1.1 Location and area coverage 12

3.1.2 Study Population 12

3.1.3 Geology and soil 12

3.l.4Climate 13

3.1.5 Economic activities 3

3. I .6 Topography 13

3.1.7Tribes 13

3.3 Research design 14

3.4 Sample size and sampling techniques 14

3,4.1 Sample size 14

3.4.2 Sampling techniques 14

3.5 Data collection methods and instruments 14

3.5.1 Questionnaires 15

3.5.2 Interview guide 15

3.5.3 Observation checklist ~

3.6 Data processing and analysis IS

CHAPTER FOUR 16

DATA PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION 16

4.1 Introduction 16

4.2 Demographic characteristics of respondents 1 6

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4.2.1 Gender respondents . 16

4.2.2 Age of respondents 16

4.2.3 Level of education of respondents 17

4.2.4 Occupation of respondents I 7

4.2.5 Marital status of respondents 18

4.3 Water sources and the uses I 8

4.3.2 Distance to the nearest water sources 19

4.3.3 Time spent on average fetching water by the repsondents 20

4.3.4 quantity of water use per family 20

4.3.5 Uses of ~ater 21

4.3.6 Portability of wate 21

4.4 The problems associated with \aler accessibility and uses 22

44. I Water satisfaction in the parish 22

4.4.2 Source of\atering livestock 22

4.4.3 Common diseases in the community related to wate 23

4.4.4 The most affected people in the community due to the water use and access 23

4.4.5 [-low water accessibility affect the community 24

4.4.6 Where did people take their bath from” 24

4.5 What has been done to ensure conservation and supply of water in the parish’? 25

4.5.1 Water boiling and treatment 25

4.5.2 Methods used in water treatment 25

4.5.3 Water source protections 26

4.5.4 Laws and policies available for ~ater management 26

4.5.5 Stake holders’ efforts in ~ater provision 27

4.5.6 What could be done to improve \ater accessibility in the community9 27

ChAPTER FIVE 29

CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS 29

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5.1 CONCLUSION .29

5.2 RECOMMENDATIONS .29

BIBILIOGRAPHY 32

APPENDICES 34

APPENDICE I: RESEARCH QUESTIONNAIRE 34

APPENDICE II 38

APPENDICE III 42

OBSERVATION CI IECKLI5T 42

ABSTRACT

This report was concerned with Water accessibility and community Welfare of Logoba parish of Moyo district carried out in May 2012 using Descriptive survey. The main objective of the study was to assess the impacts of Water Quality and Quantity on the community Welfare; specifically, the research was: To find out the major sources of Water in the parish To find out the problems associated with Water use in the parish and To find out the measures those ‘a crc put in place in the parish for better management of Water. The primary data was collected through a simple random sampling technique by administering questionnaires and interviews to 60 respondents mainly at major sources of Water. 30 respondents were purposively selected 10 in each three villages under investigation to give reliable and detailed data on the problem being studied totaling to 90 respondents. The findings of the study presented in lbrm of tables and figures were; most people in the parish live in grass thatched houses hence contravening their ability to harvest rain Water. Water accessibility was a great challenge in the parish. Boreholes frequently broke down. Water sources got polluted through animal taking Water directly from the source, most people took bath from the open sources of waler and careless cultivation of shores of rivers and reclamation of wetlands. Policies available were weakly implemented and people were not treating their drinking Water because of low level of education and environmental education in the parish.Therefore. the researcher concluded that the people in the parish were traditional, unaware about environmental hazards related to water, and were not managing their available water properly hence recommended that they practice agro forestry, provided adequate extension officers in the parish to sensitise the community, active participation of all stake holders in decision making process and lastly more research needed to be cari’ied out to best solve the problem of water.

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APA

XENON, A (2022). Water Accessibility and Community Welfare, A Case Study of Logoba Parish of Moyo District North Western Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/water-accessibility-and-community-welfare-a-case-study-of-logoba-parish-of-moyo-district-north-western-uganda

MLA 8th

XENON, ADALE "Water Accessibility and Community Welfare, A Case Study of Logoba Parish of Moyo District North Western Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/water-accessibility-and-community-welfare-a-case-study-of-logoba-parish-of-moyo-district-north-western-uganda. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

XENON, ADALE . "Water Accessibility and Community Welfare, A Case Study of Logoba Parish of Moyo District North Western Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Aug. 2022. Web. 14 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/water-accessibility-and-community-welfare-a-case-study-of-logoba-parish-of-moyo-district-north-western-uganda >.

Chicago

XENON, ADALE . "Water Accessibility and Community Welfare, A Case Study of Logoba Parish of Moyo District North Western Uganda" Afribary (2022). Accessed July 14, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/water-accessibility-and-community-welfare-a-case-study-of-logoba-parish-of-moyo-district-north-western-uganda