Contribution of Twiga cement factory to the improvement of living standard of the surrounding community, a case study of two selected harmlets of Wazo Ward In Kinondoni Municipality.

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
This study was conducted at Wazo and Tegeta hamlets of Wazo ward in Kinondoni municipality, to assess the contribution of Twiga cement factory in improving living standard of the surrounding community. A random sample of 80 respondents from the household level was interviewed by using questionnaires, and focus group discussion. And analysis was done using computer program called statistical package for social science (SPSS). Presentation of analyzed data was done by using tables, plates and words. Building materials, employment opportunities social services like provision of water supply, electricity supply, education services were evidenced as the contribution of Twiga cement factory to the community, due to the fact that the factory the findings showed that Twiga cement factory was able to employ 35.5% of the people in Wazo, build schools Twiga Secondary and Wazo primary school, allocate water pipe and supply electric to most of the Mafuriko households. Evidenced of high price of cement, low employment opportunities offered to the people by the factory, insufficient water services, insufficient electric services, health problems caused by dust from the factory and environmental problems due to passing canal within the community areas are realized. The study makes different recommendation to reduce and eradicates if possible the problems of price, unemployment, water services, and electricity services, health and environmental problems at household level. This can be achieved by the factory to increase employment opportunities, improve water and electric services, building health centers, and finding proper means of discharging solid (dust), and liquid substances away from the community areas.
A research report submitted in partial fulfillment for the award of Bachelor’s Degree In Development Studies of Kampala International University
Twiga cement factory, Improvement of living standard, Wazo Ward, Kinondoni Municipality