International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Local Institutions Involved in Management of Community Boreholes in Chiredzi Rural District, Zimbabwe
Bowora John, Mukamuri Billy, Gwenje Douglas

This paper looks at the involvement of local institutions in management of community boreholes in Sengwe Communal Lands. Qualitative research approaches were used to collect data. Key informant interviews, Focus Group Discussions and Participant Observation were used. Thermal analysis was used to analyze data. Preliminary findings indicate that institutions were not very active and effective in developing, monitoring and enforcing rules for the management of communal water points. Inter linkages of socio- economic and physical drivers have contributed to these outcomes. The study concludes that there is need for policy- makers, planners and water agencies to adequately understand the socio- economic and physical factors in which local institutions are engaged so that they design fair legislations for water resources management.

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