The Impact of Stone Quarrying On Socio Economic Status of Households in Nyakyibigi Ntungamo Municipality
The study assessed the impact of stone quarrying on the socio-economic status of households in Nyakyibigi Ntungamo municipality. The objectives of the study were to investigate the technologies used in stone quarrying in Nyakyibigi, Ntungamo municipality; to find out the effects of stone quarrying activities in Nyakyibigi, Ntungamo municipality; and to identify strategies to curtail the problems faced by people resulting from stone quarrying in Nyakyibigi, Ntungamo municipality. A descriptive research design was used and a sample size of 80 respondents was used for the study. The study findings on the technologies used in stone quarrying in Nyakyibigi, Ntungamo municipality, were: blasting technology, the use of sawing, drilling technology, and splitting techniques. The study's findings on the effects of stone quarrying Activities in Nyakyibigi Ntungamo municipality were: increased businesses; increase in transport services; land became more valuable; increased demand for agricultural products; increased employment in the area; and development of services like electricity. The study findings on strategies to curtail the problems faced by people resulting from stone quarrying in Nyakyibigi The three main initiatives of Ntungamo municipality were: provision of tax holidays to investors; strengthening of security in quarrying areas; importing equipment to use in the quarrying process; and rehabilitation of roads. The study recommended there should be strengthening of security in quarrying areas in order to protect the quarrying activities that lead to improvement at the quarrying site. There should be careful pre-planning of the project to ensure that the quarrying process takes place well and in its actual state because when this one is done, then the activity also goes on well to facilitate the desires of the community. There should be fitting of drills with dust collection systems and purchasing additional land surrounding the mine to act as a buffer zone. Trees planted in these buffer zones can also minimize the visual impact of quarrying operations on local communities
A Research Report Submitted to the Faculty of Education in Partial fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of the Degree of Bachelor of arts with Education of Kabale University.
Stone Quarrying , Socio Economic Status, Households