LOCAL REVENUE MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: A CASE OF MARACHA DISTRICT LOCAL GOVERNMENT
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The study established the effects of local revenue management on the maintenance of physical infrastructure in local governments with specific reference to Maracha District Local Government. Based on this, three specific objective were formulated and these are; to examine the effect of local revenue planning on the maintenance of physical infrastructure in Maracha district local government; to assess the contribution of local revenue collection on the maintenance of physical infrastructure in Maracha district local government and to determine the effects of local revenue control on the maintenance of physical infrastructure in Maracha district local government. It is about these that the researcher reviewed their related literature as a basis for determining the gaps in knowledge. This study adopted a case study research design using triangulation approach in which both qualitative and quantitative techniques of data collection were used. A total of 84 questionnaires were distributed to Heads of department, Extension workers, Head teachers, In charges of Health units, Community Development Officers and Accounts Assistants. However, a total of 64 were returned representing 89.4% response rate which was good enough to be relied on for analysis. In addition, six Administrative Officers that included Chief administrative Officer and Sub County Chiefs were interviewed. Using the excel data management and Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), the data generated entered following a template, analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson Correlation Coefficient to generate empirical findings. The study found out that there is positive significant relationship between local revenue management and maintenance of physical infrastructure in local governments. Hence, confirming a significant positive relationship between local revenue planning and maintenance of physical infrastructure, local revenue collection and the maintenance of physical infrastructure and local revenue control and the maintenance of physical infrastructure in Maracha local government. It was concluded that an effective and efficient local revenue management is very critical for enhancing the maintenance of physical infrastructure in local governments. Consequently, the study recommends that all the key stakeholders be involved in local revenue planning, collection and the effectuation of a meaningful internal local revenue control mechanisms that will guarantee proper allocation of resources the long awaited maintenance of physical infrastructure in Maracha Local Government among other local governments since they share common mistakes
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