FACTORS AFFECTING THE PERFORMANCE OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN MAYUGE TOWN COUNCIL, MAYUGE DISTRICT, UGANDA
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This study examined the factors affecting the performance of construction projects in Mayuge Town Council, Mayuge District. The study was guided by three objectives namely, to establish whether (i) time factors (ii) cost factors (iii) quality factors, respectively affect the performance of construction projects in Mayuge Town Council. The study took a descriptive cross-sectional research design where both qualitative and quantitative approaches were employed involving a sample of 140 respondents selected using the stratified method from the category of employees selected in Mayuge Town Council that participated in the study by answering the designed questionnaires. Frequencies and percentages were used to represent the distribution of the respondents on the different questions. Pearson’s Linear-Correlation Co-efficient (r) was used to test the level of co-relation between the variables. Regression analysis was also used to ascertain factors that are significant in predicting the performance of construction projects. The study findings showed that there was a positive relationship between the variable; time factors, quality factors while on the cost factors’ variable there was a negative relationship on the performance on the other side. The researcher therefore concluded that when each of the variables (i) time factors (ii) cost factors and (iii) quality factors are enhanced, the performance of construction projects in the Town Council also improves. The researcher therefore recommended that Government through the Ministry of Local Government, district administration and stake holders in the Town Council should ensure that contractors are always availed with motivational costs, resources in time, and be provided with quality equipments to enhance their job performance in Mayuge Town Council, Mayuge District.