Project Organisation Framework and Implementation of Road Construction Projects in Kisumu County, Kenya
Khandira, Denis Awuor
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Most of the road contractors in Kenya have been unable to provide effective services specifically in the maintenance of road. There have existed a sharp criticism against their performance where the Government has come up with strategies like performance contracting, setting up state authorities like KeNHA, KURA, KeRRA and KRB so as to solve this sad state of affairs and also to oversee Contractors performance. The research aimed at developing the impact of project organisation framework on the successful implementation of road construction projects in Kisumu County, Kenya. In addressing the latter, the study established the influence of project planning, technical capacity, stakeholder commitment, and communication system on the successful implementation of road construction projects as the specific objectives of the study. The research was guided by Institutional theory, stakeholders’ theory and resource based view theory. A descriptive research design was used to conduct the study. The study targeted all the construction projects in the last 5 years being implemented in Kisumu County. According to the County Government of Kisumu there were 57 construction projects implemented within the period and registered with the relevant ministry. The sampling method which was adopted was the use of simple random design to pick 3 employees from each of the 57 projects making a total of 171 respondents. Semi-structured questionnaires was used to collect data from the respondents. Data validity and reliability was ensured by use of a prê-test. The questionnaire was issued by use of drop and pick later technique. Descriptive and regression analysis were employed to analyze the data gathered. The results were then presented using tables and charts. The study found out that Project planning, Technical capacity, communication system and Stakeholders commitment had a statistically significant relationship with the project implementation in Kisumu County, Kenya. It is therefore important that institutions dealing with road construction projects should embrace project organization frameworks so as to ensure efficient and effective implementation. The research work recommended that the county government of Kisumu and other organizations to embrace the organizational frameworks so that the positive results of the project implementation can be realised.