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- ItemCommunity management and Sustainability of Gravity Water flow Schemes in Rubanda District, Uganda(Kabale University, 2019) David, OtikaThe study examined community management and sustainability of gravity flow schemes in Rubanda district. A cross sectional survey and descriptive research design was adopted, in which quantitative and qualitative approaches were used to gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative views regarding gravity flow schemes. A target population of 212 respondents was selected among water users, water committee members, civil society members, and district officials in the water department. Using zero order correlation and multiple regression models, the study found a weak correlation between community management and sustainability of gravity flow schemes (r =.258). Only the financial function of community management was found to be significant in supporting sustainability of water projects, though it was negatively contributing. The study concluded that rural water facilities can easily be sustained if there is a sense of gender quality , participation and communities have people to turn to for help in case of major repairs and maintenance, though government does not have adequate standby staff to provide such services. It was recommended that government should consider employing staff who are technical in water management to provide standby services to rural water communities. Community leadership in Rubanda district should consider involving women in water management and to sensitize and encourage them in participating in making decisions that affect the longevity of water facilities.
- ItemCommunity management and sustainability of Gravity water flow scheme in Uganda, A Case of Rubanda District.(International Journal of Social Science and Humanities Research, 2020) David, Otika; Fabian, Mwosi; Eton, Marus; Benard, Patrick Ogwel; Godfrey, BarigyeThe study investigated community management and sustainability of gravity water flow scheme in Rubanda district, Uganda. The study adopted a cross sectional survey and descriptive research design. A descriptive research design was helpful in establishing how community management is essential in ensuring sustainability of the gravity water flow schemes in Rubanda. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were employed in collecting and analyzing data, which was collected in a snapshot interaction between the researcher and field respondents. The study applied convenient sampling technique to select water users and water committee members. The study established that Community management appeared very insignificant in contributing to sustainability of gravity flow schemes. Efforts to incorporate gender in sustainability have yielded almost nothing. The government does not have adequate staffing to provide repairs and maintenance of rural water , the communities are able to mobilize funds for repairs and maintenance of water facilities but are not good at attracting external funding. The study recommends that Government, through its water and sanitation department at the district level should consider employing technical staff in water management to provide standby services to rural water communities. Community leadership should consider involvement of women in water management, as they are the most important users of the water facilities. Government, NGOs and private sector should train communities in fundraising, proposal writing so as to attract external funding for supporting sustainability of water facilities.