Impact of Community Participation on Socio-Economic Development of Eastern Uganda Case Study of Bulamagi Subcounty Iganga District

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Kampala International University, Colleges of humanities and social sciences
This study examines the impact of community participation on socio economic development while taking the phenomenon of all categories of people in Bulamoji Sub-County in Iganga District as a case study. In doing so, the research handled the purpose of the study, the challenges facing community participation, the measures to the challenges and the role of community participation on the socio-economic development. The research reveals that although community participation is important and promotes a clear evaluation and quick community development, a lot is still desired to promote it since it is faced with a nu8mber of challenges inclusive of corruption which cannot be done away with in just a minute. In the cause of Bulamagi sub-county, corruption has hindered the area so much were by local leaders, citizens and the service providers all are involved in the act. However, some measures have been put in place by government curb down the challenges whereby there has been introduction and promotion of democracy to give a chance local people to vote faithful and transparent people in big offices, promotion of education to enable the locals realize the role during service delivery, but still the challenge are many. The research concludes that community participation is an important aspect in achieving sustainable development and fighting corruption which are the key factors to achieve the socio-economic development in a community.
A Research Report Submitted to Faculty of Social Science in Partial Fulfillment of The Requirements for The Ward of Bachelor of Arts Degree in Development Studies of Kampala International University
Community Participation, Socio-Economic Development