Training Programmes and Performance of Selected Public Organizations: A Case of Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resource, Livestock and Fisheries in Zanzibar Municipality, Tanzania
This study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of training programmes and performance of public organizations in the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Livestock and Fisheries (MANLF) in Zanzibar. The study was guided by three objectives which are: To analyse factors affecting employee training programmes and performance in public organization; To examine the contribution of employee training programmes towards employee performance; To recommend suitable employee training programmes to improve employee performance. The study used research tools that included interview guide and questionnaires to collect information from the respondents, guided by a cross-sectional study design to examine the effectiveness of training programmes and performance in public organizations with particular attention to Zanzibar municipality, where most of the public offices are located. Qualitative and quantitative data collection instruments were also used in order to enrich the study. The study revealed that the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Livestock and Fisheries had a training programme in place and many staff were aware of it although it was not systematic and planned. The study also revealed that the lack of training programmes had many consequences including lack of skills and knowledge of work and it reduced work productivity; hence shortage of budget led to low implementation of the training programme in the MANLF. The study recommended that the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Livestock and Fisheries should consider an adequate budget for the training programme as one of the priority factors, and the Ministry should hire a consultant to train human resources and training officers on how to prepare a Training Master Plan and Training Needs Assessment.
Research Dissertation submitted to the Directorate of Postgraduate training in partial fulfilment of the Requirements for the award of Master of Arts in Human Resource Management of Kabale University
Training Programmes, Public Organizations, Agriculture, Natural Resource, Livestock and Fisheries