Sokoine University of Agriculture

Synergy between local government authorities and corporates for social service delivery: a case of district councils and sugar companies in Morogoro, Tanzania

Show simple item record Jesse, A. 2021-04-22T08:35:08Z 2021-04-22T08:35:08Z 2019
dc.description Thesis 2019 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined synergy between Local Government Authorities (LGAs) and corporates for social service delivery in Kilombero and Mvomero District Councils in which Kilombero and Mtibwa sugar companies are situated, respectively. Specifically, the study aimed at examining the environmental forces challenging LGAs and corporates for social service delivery; assess planning interface between LGAs and corporates for social service delivery; and examine resource complementarity between corporates and Local Government Authorities for social service delivery. A case study design was used in which 42 key informants and participants of four Focus Group Discussions were the sources of data. Content analysis was used to analyse data. The study found that LGAs and corporate’s response to the environmental forces including community needs for social services, policies such as employment policy as well as corporates response to competition and market situation contributed to social service delivery to communities. The study also found that LGAs planning process for social services was found to be inclusive and transparent enabling corporates to decide on kind of services to be provided to communities. On the other hand, Mtibwa Sugar Company was not transparent to share their planning decisions with the LGA because the decision on the social service to be implemented was made by the owner of the company in absence of LGAs leaders. On the other hand, Kilombero Sugar Company planning process for social service delivery was transparent because their planning decisions were shared with the LGA. This is because the LGA representative was among decision makers on the kind of social service to implement to communities through Corporates Social Responsibility (CSR). The study further found that, despite resources complemented by sugar companies to enable social service delivery, there were no reports at the district councils showing the amount used by corporates in financial terms to complement the LGAs budget in the study area. It was also found that LGAs planning process preceded that of corporates which resulted into failing of including corporates plans for social service provision through CSR. The study recommends that there should be measures to ensure that resources used by corporates and LGAs to respond to environmental forces are tapped and properly allocated to render social services to communities. Moreover, there should be budget review by the LGA to relocate resources that corporates use to support community activities. The study recommends further that, there is a need to improve information system within LGAs on the resource complemented by sugar companies for social services delivery. Such improvement should encompass production and submission of reports on resources and social services provided through CSRs by development stakeholders to the District Councils. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sokoine University of Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Local government authorities en_US
dc.subject Social service delivery en_US
dc.subject Sugar companies en_US
dc.subject Corporates Social Responsibility en_US
dc.subject Kilombero-Mtibwa sugar companies en_US
dc.subject Morogoro en_US
dc.title Synergy between local government authorities and corporates for social service delivery: a case of district councils and sugar companies in Morogoro, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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