Capacity Building Initiatives as a Predictor for Sustainability of Projects: A Study of Public Borehole Water Project in Kitui County-Kenya

  •  Onesmus Musau Mwanzia    
  •  Raphael Nyonje    
  •  Angeline Mulwa    


This study focuses on capacity building initiatives influences sustainability of public boreholes water projects. The following was the objective; to assess the extent to which learning from capacity building initiatives, influences the sustainability of public borehole water projects in Kitui County-Kenya. The study tested one null hypothesis to establish whether the association among the study variables was significant. The target population was 366234 project beneficiaries, 396 chairpersons and 8 undertakers. A sample was drawn from this population using a formula adding to 383 project beneficiaries and 167 chairpersons. Purposive sampling was employed to select 8 undertakers in charge of public boreholes in each Sub counties. With R2=0.52, r=0.721, F(2,506) =39.01 at p=0.000, the hypothesis that there is no significant relationship between capacity building initiatives and sustainability of public borehole water projects in Kitui County-Kenya is therefore rejected. The study findings are expected to evidently demonstrate how capacity building initiatives program should be undertaken in public borehole water projects to enhance project sustainability.

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