Factors Affecting Sustainability Of National Government Constituencies Development Funded Projects In Nyeri Town Constituency
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The main objective of this study was to assess the factors affecting sustainability of national government constituencies development funded projects in Nyeri town constituency. The study objectives were project monitoring, project leadership and project costing. The study was guided by the agency theory, trait theory of leadership, stakeholders’ theory and role systems theory of accountability through the theoretical review, conceptual framework, empirical review and the gaps in research. The study used a descriptive study and targeted all project management committee members among the 63 projects in the implementation phase which was 325 respondents. A sample size of 77 respondents from the target population was used to provide primary data in form of likert scale questionnaires. Collected data was analyzed by use of SPSS to generate results which were analysed using quantitative and qualitative form. A regression analysis was also performed to show the nature and strength of the relationship between study variables. From the findings the study recommended that for CDF projects to be sustainable and give citizens the benefits expected, projects committee need to ensure that, project monitoring is undertaken regularly. The study also recommended that, project inputs should be closely monitored and targets should be set for the representatives to have complete involvement and participation especially from the project representatives. The study also recommended impact assessment on the target community to avoid incomplete and abandoned projects due to lack of factoring possible impacts of these projects. This study established that most of the CDF projects had no political interest and gains neither do they propagate political interests. This study therefore recommended that CDF projects in other constituencies to stand firm in giving quality service delivery to citizen without any political influence or interests. The project managers in these CDF projects should also embrace teamwork as a way of fostering good leadership in project management. The research also recommended proper book keeping, budgeting and documentation of project costing in formulation and implementation of CDF projects. Lack of proper utilization of resources contributes to stalled projects and misappropriation of funds. Therefore, project representatives in CDF committees should be in the fore front in ensuring that there is accountability and responsibility for the resource utilization in this projects. The study also recommended community involvement in undertaking the NG-CDF projects. The general public have a right to information on the budget allocation, amounts spend, project targets and completion rates. Thus, project stakeholders should welcome the opinions of community members to ensure inclusivity in the undertakings of these projects.