Assessing the Challenges Facing the Timely Execution of Public Sector Housing Projects in Tanzania

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Joan A. Masaro
Romanus L Dımoso

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The study examined the challenges facing the timely execution of public sector housing projects in Tanzania. Current reports showed that the development of urban areas has led to a drastic population increase in urban areas and this causes a great challenge in the housing sector in Tanzania. Specifically, the study examined the extent to which financial constraints, personnel competency and resource mobilization affect the timely execution of public sector housing projects. This was a cross sectional study design that used a sample of 100 individuals. Simple random and stratified sampling procedures were used in selecting the respondents. An additional judgmental sampling technique was also used to collect data for information that deemed confidential and not easy to access through mere random sampling. The mode of data collection was through the use of questionnaires and interviews. The study was conducted at the headquarters of the Tanzania National Housing Corporation in Dar es Salaam. Descriptive statistics and probit regression analysis were applied. The results revealed that financial constraints are a great challenge in the timely execution of public sector housing projects. The results also revealed that workers with more skills affect timely execution of public sector housing projects positively in a sense that the more the experiences, the more likely for public sector to timely execute its housing projects. Furthermore, resource mobilization affects the timely execution of public sector housing project in the sense that the more the people allocated in a project, the more likely it is for it to be timely executed.

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