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СНПЧ А7 Курск, обзоры принтеров и МФУ

RESOURCE MOBILIZATION BY LOCAL COUNCILS IN CAMEROON: A CASE STUDY OF LOCAL COUNCILS IN THE FAKO DIVISION, SOUTH WEST REGION

By Cuba Haman Gohnchu | Department of Development Studies | Regional Planning and Project Management

ABSTRACT

Councils need resources to effectively implement projects. Resource mobilization is the way through which councils proactively acquire the resources which they need. These resources are material, financial or human in nature. Councils in Fako Division are faced with a variety of difficulties to source adequate revenue from central government, donor organizations and internally generated revenue; such problems are cogwheel to the smooth running and realization of council projects. Due to the increasing demand for services by the population, the poor performance of councils in project implementation, the reliance of councils on loans and grants, there is the need to adequate explore resource mobilization. The research made use of four specific objectives: to assess the appropriateness of the legal framework on resource mobilization; to identify the resource mobilization strategies used by councils; to explore the resource mobilization challenges faced by councils; and also to assess the resource mobilization potentials which exist for councils in Fako. The research covered three council areas in Fako (Muyuka, Tiko and Buea). The study design was mainly exploratory with data collected from both primary and secondary sources. The data collected were presented in tables and chats and analyzed descriptively. Face to face interviews were conducted after which they were triangulated to ensure reliability. Findings revealed ignorance and irregularities in the legal framework, the use of very few provisions in the legal framework, the main source of revenue for councils being taxes, poor capacity of the staff, poor planning for resource mobilization, inadequate partnerships, alleged corruption, tax evasion and inadequate use of the potentials which exist for councils. It was recommended that the capacity of the staff should be improved on the legal framework and resource mobilization, frequent trainings offered to staff, patriotism should be encouraged, computerization of the tax system, proper planning for resource mobilization, capacity building of the population and that the government should provide effective financial autonomy to councils. Download 

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