A comparative analysis of smart and common base meters in preventing meter tampering: a case of TANESCO

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University of Dar es Salaam
Meagre finances associated with inefficient resource allocation, contribute to the poor state of infrastructure in Tanzania, particularly road infrastructure. This road infrastructure dilemma results to unfulfilled end-user basic needs thus impeding development. The government of Tanzania, like many other developing countries in the world, has identified Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) as an alternative solution for addressing the state of inadequate road infrastructure resulting from insufficient government resources. The establishment of a PPP implementation framework in 2009 underpins the government’s desire. This research explored the Acceptability of the PPP model in road infrastructure investment in Tanzania now that there is an established PPP implementation framework. A total of 107 experts involved in infrastructure development, specifically road infrastructure from 19 entities (public and private) were purposively interviewed on the research topic by using a structured questionnaire. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) was conducted using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and the factors with high scores in EFA were subjected to Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) using the Analysis of Moment Structures (AMOS), a regression model tool that uses Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). Generally, it has been established that the PPP model of infrastructure delivery is acceptable in developing road infrastructure in Tanzania. However, it is critical for the government to pursue advocacy programs aimed at sensitizing the relevant stakeholders on the PPP framework if the government needs to realize the objective of fully engaging the private sector to deliver road infrastructure projects in a PPP setup.
Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library, Class mark (THS EAF TK302.M87)
TANESCO, tampering, Electric meters, Smart Meters, Common base meters, Kinondoni, Dar es Salaam region
Mushi, F.W. (2017) A comparative analysis of smart and common base meters in preventing meter tampering: a case of TANESCO. Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam. Dar es Salaam.