The Critical Success Factors (CSFS) for the Implementation of Physical Development Plans (PDPS) in Lira Municipal Council – Uganda.
Dr. Muhenda, Mary Basaasa (supervisor)
Namanya, Anaclet Mutiba (supervisor)
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Physical development planning provides the spatial framework for the implementation of land use decisions in urban areas like Lira Municipal Council. However, these spatial interventions have often attracted criticisms for its poor implementation and yet it’s a fundamental tool to guide public expenditure and investments in urban infrastructure and services towards urban development. The study established the critical success factors (CSFs) necessary for the implementation of the physical development plans (PDPs) in Lira Municipal Council (LMC). The study adopted a cross-sectional design in which data was collected using self-administered questionnaires, interviews and focus group discussions. Qualitative data was analyzed using content analysis while descriptive statistics and multiple regression was applied to analyze quantitative data. The findings of the study indicated a positive significant relationship between stakeholder participation, financial resource and regulatory framework and implementation of physical development plans, while human resource was found not to be significant. Regression analysis conducted at 99% confidence level concluded that the most critical success factors for the implementation of physical development plans in lira municipality were; stakeholder participation, regulatory framework, financial resources and human resources chronologically. The study recommended the up scaling of stakeholder participation in the entire physical development planning process, recruitment of adequate and skilled technical personnel, mobilization of extra funding from development partners outside the central government disbursements for physical planning activities, and harmonization of conflicting laws and regulations governing land use for effective administration of land.