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DETERMINANTS OF SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE COUNTY OF MURANGA IN KENYA

 

Rachel Njeri Mbugua

Msc. Project Management,

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology

 

Dr. David Kiarie Mburu

Lecturer

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

 

CITATION: Mbugua, N., R. & Mburu, D., K. (2016). Determinants Of Successful Implementation Of Road Construction Projects In The County Of Muranga In Kenya. International Journal of Human Resources and Procurement. Vol 5 (10) pp 114 – 165.


ABSTRACT

 

The general objective of this research was to examine determinants of successful implementation of road construction projects in the County Government of Murang'a. The study specific objectives were; determine the extent to which managerial skills affects successful implementation of road construction projects in the County Government of Murang’a; establish the effect of procurement procedures on successful implementation of road construction projects in the County Government of Murang’a; assess the effect of financial resources allocation on successful implementation of road construction projects in the County Government of Murang’a; establish the effect of project monitoring and controlling on successful implementation of road construction projects in the County Government of Murang’a and identify the moderating effect of government policy on successful implementation of road construction projects in the County Government of Murang’a. The study adopted a descriptive research design and the target population comprised of 132 staff involved in implementation of road construction projects in Murang’a County. The study applied a stratified random sampling technique to select 66 respondents as the sample size for the study. The main data collection instrument was a questionnaire containing close ended questions thus utilizing a nominal format. A pilot study was carried out to test the reliability and validity of the questionnaire. Descriptive statistics data analysis method was applied to analyze data aided by Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) to compute responses frequencies, percentage mean and standard deviation results. Finally Multiple Linear Regression model was employed to establish the significance of the independent variables on the dependent variable. The findings were presented using tables and charts. The study concluded that financial resources is the major factor that determines most successful implementation of road construction projects with a coefficient 55.4%, followed by managerial skills, then project monitoring and controlling and lastly procurement procedures. The study suggested the following recommendations as a measure to improve on implementation of road construction projects. The study recommended for training and recruitment of professionally trained and competent project management staff. The management of the County Government should follow procurement methods in accordance with all the public procurement regulations especially during selection of contractors. The County Government should allocate enough financial resources for road construction projects. Contractor should be paid in time and effective financial management practices should be employed. Effective project monitoring and controlling methods should be employed and the government should enforce and ensure that all regulations that guide in road constructions are implemented.

Key Words; Government policies, Managerial skills, Project, Project implementation, Project management, monitoring and controlling

 

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