The impact of insufficient water supply on households well-being: a case study of Gairo district, Morogoro, Tanzania

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University of Dar es Salaam
The main objective of the study was to examine the impact of insufficient water supply on households well-being of Gairo district. The study was conducted in two wards of Gairo district, namely Gairo and Kibedya. The objectives of the study were as follows; first, To find out the main sources of water supply in Gairo , second; To establish a status of amount of water needed and the amount of water supplied in Gairo, third, to examine the consequences of inadequate water supply in Gairo. The study population included Local Government Authority officials, politicians, and ordinary citizens. The study was comprised of 90 respondents who were selected through random and purposive sampling. The study is basically qualitative and quantitative by design. Data collection techniques that were used included; questionnaire, interview, textual analysis and documentary survey. Qualitative data were analyzed descriptively while quantitative data were processed through Statistical Package for Social Sciences and then analysis. This study found that water shortage in Gairo district affects socio-economic wellbeing of Gairo dwellers. This situation is attributed to poor infrastructures, population growth, breaking of pipes and water theft, inadequate funds to initiate water project, poor management of water projects and improper utilization of funds and drought. With regard to the critical role of water on households wellbeing of the Gairo‟s dwellers, the study, therefore, recommends that, improvement of water infrastructures should be coupled with existing population, education to citizens on protection of water infrastructures and environment, over all involvement of citizens and private sector in water projects and also donor institutions should play their supportive roles in the improvement of the provision of water in Gairo districts.
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Water supply, Water sesources development, Households, Gairo district, Morogoro region, Tanzania
Nuhu, F. (2014) The impact of insufficient water supply on households well-being: a case study of Gairo district, Morogoro, Tanzania, Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam.