Ring Road Project and Rural Development in Rivers State

Rufus, Piologalam, Matthew and Nwogo Okechukwu, Okechukwu and Easterday,, Domotimi and Okeh, Goodluck, Chigozie (2023) Ring Road Project and Rural Development in Rivers State. American Journal of Social and Humanitarian Research, 4 (12). pp. 35-51. ISSN 2690-9626

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The study examined the impact of Ring Road Project on rural development in Rivers State. The study posed some research questions and adopted incremental model as its framework of analysis. Unstructured interview was used to collect data from respondents, while purposive sampling technique was employed to select three (3) communities from the three (3) selected local government areas that are part of the six (6) local government areas approved for the Ring Road project execution in Rivers State. Thirty-six (36) respondents were purposively selected to participate in the study, while 30 respondents were successfully interviewed which were used for the analyses of the study. Simple percentage was used to analyse the bio-data information of the respondents and qualitative analysis was used as a method of analysis for the study. The study revealed that their various measures put in place by the Government to implement Ring Road Project in Rivers State. The Ring Road Project is meant to promote rural development, extend trade, and improve rural competitiveness through an efficient and affordable integrated transport system in Rivers State. The project is expected to create employment opportunities for the rural dwellers and help the rural poor earn a better living for their family in the state. While the challenges that may affect the project includes: exclusion of other local government areas in the project; involving corrupt officials in the project; poor relationship between the communities and contractors; poor monitoring and supervision; and insecurity. The study thus recommended that Rivers State Government should include other local government areas in Ring Roads Project. Inclusion of other local government areas in the project will help in connecting agricultural and non-agricultural income earners, thus enhancing rural development in the state.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Postgraduate > Master's of Islamic Education
Depositing User: Journal Editor
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2024 10:03
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2024 09:40
URI: http://eprints.umsida.ac.id/id/eprint/13165

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