Assessment of Community Participation in Self-Help Projects in Taraba State, North-East, Nigeria

Authors : Gidado Ibrahim

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 10 - October

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Community participation in self-help development projects in Taraba State was assessed. A sample size of 250 respondents were sampled from the Five Local Government Areas out of the Sixteen, drawn through random sampling. The instrument for data collection was a structured set of questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistical techniques which was summarized with the use of SPSS Software. The result of the study shows the presence of projects executed by community self-help , as affirmed by (90%) of the respondents. The level of participation in self-help projects was high (60%) of respondents. It was revealed that community sourced their funds for self-help projects mostly through membership contribution as affirmed by (48%) of the respondents, while (26%) sourced from government assistance. The finding revealed that inadequate finance (50%) , inadequate equipment (20%) and lack of credit facilities (14%) of the respondents are the major constraints. The finding of the study recommends that Government and NGOs need to give more support in terms of technical and financial assistance. Also the Philanthropist and other Private Sectors need to demonstrate their commitment in self-help projects, as well as the Commercial Banks to give credit to the community for self-help projects at minimum interest rate. These would strengthen the community to participate in self-help projects in the study area and Nigeria at large.


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