International Journal of Business & Law Research 3(1):100-118, Jan-Mar 2015 (ISSN: 2360-8986)


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DETERMINANTS OF SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF DOMESTIC BIOGAS PROJECTS IN KENYA: A CASE OF GITHUNGURI SUB-COUNTY



Patman INDA & DR. Makori MORONGE
1M.Sc Scholar Project Management,
Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, Kenya
2Lecturer, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, Kenya
Email of corresponding author:indapat@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
In spite of the huge efforts and investments in the installation of domestic biogas projects to alleviate many pressing problems in developing countries, such as rural energy shortages, low agricultural productivity, and poor public health, the implementation of such projects has not been successful as intended. The purpose of this study was to explore the underlying determinants hindering successful implementation of these projects in Kenya Further, the study sought to determine the effects of ‘project management skills, technological factors, Financial resources and government policy’ on the implementation of domestic biogas projects in Githunguri sub-county of Kiambu. This study used descriptive research design and both qualitative and quantitative methods in the analysis and data presentation. The target population for this study was 600 biogas users and 60 biogas contractors. This study used a stratified random sampling to select 10% of the target population. The sample size of this study was therefore 66 respondents. Structured questionnaires were used in this study to collect data. Qualitative data was analysed by use of content analysis presented in a prose form. On the other hand, Quantitative data was analysed by use of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 21. Further, a multiple regression analysis was used to establish the relationship between the dependent and the independent variables. The study also used T-test analysis of variance and F-test to test the relationship of the variables. The study found out that all the independent variables influenced the dependent variable positively and financial resources was the most significant factor followed by technological factors, project management skills and government policy at influence successful implementation of domestic biogas projects in Githunguri sub-county. The study recommends that improvement in use of financial resources can enhance implementation of domestic biogas projects in Kenya
Keywords: biogas projects, project management skills, government policy