Impact of Constitution Policy of Project Management Committee on Performance of County Government-Funded Boreholes in Igembe North Sub-County
Different oversight and implementation challenges have led to the failure of borehole projects in Meru County in the recent past, hence leading to the sourcing of extra funding and technical expertise to achieve the desired results. This research sought to assess the project Management committee’s effect on the performance of County Government funded boreholes in the Igembe North Sub- County of Meru County. The findings of this research will be of use to stakeholders such as National and devolved governments, NGOs, and other government agencies. In an aspect of the study methodology, a descriptive research design was adopted. The research targeted a population of 181 borehole committee members and a sample size of 100 drawn from 25 borehole committees across the five wards in the Igembe North sub-county. Data was gathered using research questionnaires and interview guides. Data analysis was guided by the use of SPSS for the calculation of frequencies, standard deviations, means as well as percentages. The study established that having and adhering to the constitution, membership of water management experts, the committee being reliable, and the link between the committee and community are moderate contributors to the performance of County Government funded boreholes in Igembe North Sub-County. Regarding the constitutional policy of project management committees, borehole management committees should ensure that they have a defined constitution in place to guide the selection of members and operations effectively. For enhanced outcomes of borehole projects, the study recommends training in advanced water management and monitoring and evaluation. This should be initiated by first developing training manuals for borehole management committees.
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