International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

Challenges Facing The Adoption Of Project Management Practices On Cdf Projects Success In Kapenguria Constituency, West Pokot County

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Stephen Arapel Yatich, Dr. William Sakataka



Project Management; Project management practices; Projects, CDF.



The CDF has, since its establishment in the year 2003, become entrenched as a key instrument of rural development. The main objective of the research was to establish challenges facing the adoption of project management practices on CDF projects success in Kenya with focus on Kapenguria Constituency in West Pokot County. Whereas various developments have been achieved in terms of CDF set projects, there remains an outcry and dissatisfaction from stakeholders and community members seen as beneficiaries on the management of the projects. This is blamed on ineffective or lack of proper project planning and design tools and principles conducted by Constituency Development Fund Committee (CDFC). The study adopted descriptive survey design and involved the researcher using pre-designed questionnaire and administering the same to respondents. The questionnaire included both closed and open ended questions. The population of study was 30 respondents who were composed of CDF Project Management Committee (10), CDF Manager (1) and opinion leaders/project beneficiaries (19). The study was justified by the fact that despite numerous reviews, CDF projects remain partially ineffective. It was significant for present and future project implementation undertaking in order to make them effective in improving development in the Constituency. The findings of the study indicate that the use of planning tools in project planning is above average although it still faces challenges like lack of necessary knowledge-ability, equipment and commitment. The study results also indicate that corruption and misappropriation of funds, inadequate monitoring and evaluation of the projects initiated at community level and poor prioritization of com-munity needs by the management committees were the major challenges facing implementation of the projects. This is supported by what Kibebe and Mwirigi (2014) observed in their journal on factors influencing effective implementation of CDF projects in Kimilili constituency. It was also established that there is a good process of project selection but there was a sheer disregard of such processes. The study recommends that, there should be a policy direction to address skill gap in the membership of CDF committee members and PMCs in charge of various projects concerning the planning process, that for project success all stakeholders must be involved in the planning process, that all planning procedures should be adhered to in order to achieve successful project implementation in Kapenguria Constituency, and last but not least that there should be adequate measures and goodwill to curb corruption and misappropriation of funds intended to benefit community members.



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