Effect of collective community participation on household income. a case study of Bugulumbya Sub County, Kamuli District, Uganda

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and social sciences.
This study on the effect of collective community participation on household income a case study of Bugulumbya sub ounty ,kamuli, sought to determine whether the introduction of collective community participation in Bugulumbya sub county has influenced any processes of resource mobilization and realization of household income amongst the individual households in Bugulumba sub county in particular. This study was, therefore, designed to investigate to identify specific activities in Bugulumbya Sub County that is undertaken collectively by households, to identify the factors affecting the incomes of collectively participating household’s, to identify the effects of collective participation on the social economic dimension ofthe respondents. The general hypothesis tested was that effective community participation has had an impact on the incomes of collectively participating households which hast resulted into the betterment of such households in Bugulumbya sub ounty. A survey questionnaire was administered to 81 respondents randomly sampled from the villages of Bugobi Bukose Katanuni and Butwalo The major finding is that while effective community participation has had an improvement to the incomes of the households, it has had less impact on the importance of gender sensitivity were the incomes of the females have still remained low compared to the that of the males amongst the I households. The efforts of people to increase and improve their income are also hampered by the price fluctuations which often affect their earnings thus low income. It is recommended that the government should help in stabilizing prices on agricultural products in order through price legislation and that these project should focus on gender sensitivity and equality while distributing the benefits ,responsibility and authority in order to promote equality and equity
A research report submitted to the college of humanities and social sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Bachelor’s Degree in development studies of Kampala International University
Collective community participation, Household income, Kamuli District, Uganda