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Title: Water Availability and Household Sanitation and Hygiene: Case Study of Koboko Town Council, Koboko District Nothern Uganda:
Authors: Mustafa, Anna
Keywords: Hygiene
Household Sanitation
Water Availability
Koboko District, Uganda:
Issue Date: May-2013
Publisher: Kampala International University, School Engineering and Applied Sciences
Abstract: The research on “Water Availability and Household Sanitation and Hygiene” was carried out in Koboko Town Council, Koboko District with specifically on finding out the available water sources; examine the level of accessibility of the available water sources; examine the extent to which accessibility of the water sources influences household sanitation and hygiene; and assess the level of success of town council authorities in improving household sanitation and hygiene by improving access to safe water The sample was selected purposively where the people most affected by water shortages in households, particularly the women were of significant importance. Purposive sampling was administered on the community members and leaders because they experience the sanitation and hygiene problems in case of water shortages. Stratified sampling was applied on the district water board employees and health personnel who were purposely selected because they work in the study area and thus had vital knowledge about the subject under study and thus satisfied the strata. During the study, the researcher took into consideration the different attributes of respondents such as age and sex and procedure therefore was based on demographic characteristics of the study respondents. A sample of 60 respondents was used in the study. It cut across the different ages and sex groups of the population, and it involved 20 men, 30 women, 4 Health personnel, and 6 members from Town Council water board and Water Aid Project. The data collected during the study was obtained through use of self administered, interviews and observations. Both close and open ended questionnaires were given to a cross section of respondents to aid and facilitate comprehensive data collection. This instrument helped in generating quantitative data. It was also selected because of its ability to minimize biased and unwarranted responses yet provided a lot of information and freedom to the respondents to exercise their independence in providing data. The study was both quantitatively and qualitatively designed through use of questionnaire and interview guide as study instrument administered on 60 respondents from camps
Description: A Dissertation Submitted to the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management of Kampala International University.
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management

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