The Impacts of Revenue Sharing on The Development of Buhoma Community in Kanungu District.
The study focused on the effects of revenue sharing programme towards the development of communities neighboring Bwindi Impenetrable National Park a case study of Buhoma community.It was set to; assess the impact of revenue sharing on development of residents neighboring Bwindi National park, find out challenges faced by people neighboring Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and assess the community based natural resource management strategy in place at Buhoma community. Both questionnaires and interview guide were key instruments for this research This study used a descriptive research design which utilized qualitative analysis. The design was chosen because it could enable the researcher to capture the list of the respondent's views in their own words with in an appropriate time frame. On whether people share revenues from the park disbursed to communities, majority respondents revealed that they last accessed revenue from Buhoma Community bataka groups, others showed that they had not acquired any revenue resource from the bataka groups while some were hoping to access revenue in some future time. Majority respondents revealed that rotating savings schemes had a close relationship with the revenue institutions yet the bataka groups had a close link with Uganda Cooperative alliance. Respondents revealed the impact of revenue sharing on development of residents neighboring Bwindi National Park as training on saving habits, increasing access to revenue services and improvement of household welfare. This implied that indeed small savings and credit schemes were important to Buhoma communities. However it was recommended that there was a need for conserving institutions to be transparent and accountable and fight other hardships that clients may be facing if they are to design effective interventions before the situation fails out. This can enhance revenue acquisition increase performance of employees since transparency and accountability smoothens the performance of any institution yet a National Park is an institution in itself.
Kato, Jacob (2017). The Impacts of Revenue Sharing on The Development of Buhoma Community in Kanungu District. Kabale: Kabale University.