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Title: Fiscal policy and development of selected tourist site in Western Uganda
Authors: Emily, Gawaya
Keywords: Fiscal policy
Issue Date: Nov-2012
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and social sciences.
Abstract: The study was conducted to establish the relationship between Fiscal Policy and Development of Tourist Sites in Western Uganda, with base in Queen Elizabeth National Park. It was guided by the following objectives; determining the socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents, level of fiscal policy Implementation, level of development in tourists’ sites and the relationship between fiscal policy implementation and development of tourists’ sites. Methodology The design used was descriptive survey making use of both quantitative and qualitative approaches Survey design described the presentation of orientation of the methodology used to investigate population by selecting samples to analyze and discover occurrences. It worked on principle that it was to consider issues such as the economy of the design, rapid data collection and ability to understand a population from a part of it. Target population was 200 of which 133 samples were selected using Slovene’s formula. The instruments used for data collection were both the questionnaire and interview guide. Questionnaires were a series of questions well formulated to retrieve responses from the respondents, Interviews were verbal or written slips that elicited the respondents to give their opinion about a given topic, the frequency and percentage distribution were used to determine the profile of the respondents. The mean, standard deviation and interpretations were applied for all the study objectives the findings were; level of fiscal policy implementation that had; expansionary fiscal policy decreasing net exports, demand increase of the national currency with foreign capital flows into the country undergoing fiscal policy and the level of fiscal policy being realized through the participation of legislature and executive arms of government among the many. Some of the findings of level of development of tourism sites were; development of industries that directly benefit from spending by out of tour visitors to tourist sites, increase of survey tourist potentials and advancement in chances of employment opportunities. The conclusion made was that, there was a significant relationship between fiscal policy and the development of tourists’ sites. There were more men than women involved in the study. There were more chances of employment in the Uganda wild life Authority than any other thing. Governments use Fiscal Policy to influence levels of aggregate demand in the economy aiming at achieving economic objectives of price stability. Recommendations, there should be the influencing action taken in levels of aggregate demand in the economy so as to realize the role of fiscal policy in the country, increase in levels of development should be fostered and more especially in the tourism sites to raise the household income of the beneficiaries employed. This puts off poverty levels within the country, Advancement in chances of employment of the natives and other able candidates should be a priority to the tourism sector, there is need to have the increase in the number of tourists in the tourist sites by following the fiscal policy implementation that allows the modification of the sites and even the provision for good hotels and well-furnished accommodation. This attracts more tourists that bring about development to the country, Tourists’ sites officials should endeavor to develop the markets around so as to gain the foreign currency that means a lot to development, The Wild life Authority through its programmes should carry out further survey and research about other sites that can be used as tourist potentials so that the country generates a lot of revenue to harness the developmental aspect and also keeps in relationship with the tourism from outside world whose hobby is to visit different sites of tourism base.
Description: A thesis presented to the College of Higher Degrees and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Award of the Degree of Master of Public Administration
Appears in Collections:Masters of Arts in Public Administration and Management

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