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dc.contributor.author Kawana, Romanus K.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-18T10:31:01Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-18T10:31:01Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/2032
dc.description A dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of a Doctoral Degree in Business Administration en_US
dc.description.abstract The main objective of this dissertation was to investigate the role of leadership in water technology innovations in enhancing job creation in the Kavango East Region. The main theoretical framework comes from theories on leadership as a key aspect to socio-economic development. Inclusive in this framework were perspectives of leadership support such as resources allocation, effective communication and clear vision as the most important qualities and actions which a leader needs to have in order to use water technology innovations to enhance job creation. A mixed method research design in the form of a case study of the Kavango East Region informed the process of data collection. Data was gathered concerning the distribution of variables such as the grassroots community’s experience and understanding towards the role of leadership in water technology innovations to enhance job creation at their villages. Other imperative variables which support the investigation techniques are gender and the age of the respondents. Informed by this investigation and based on the Kavango East Region case study, this dissertation has arrived at the conclusion that, at present the Kavango East Regional Leadership is not involved in water technology innovations to enhance job creation in the rural grassroots communities. The challenge seems to be that Regional Leaders rarely pay visits to the rural communities to see what the communities are doing and come up with mechanisms to support them. There is no effective communication between Regional Leaders and the local community; there is no leader-community relation. Because of this, leaders do not allocate resources to be used towards water technology innovation projects by the rural communities. Consequently, the Kavango East Region is the poorest in the country with 53% of its population living in abject poverty. Therefore, leadership involvement in water technology innovations is an issue that needs to be resolved. Informed by these conclusions, this dissertation recommends that Regional Leaders should live within the constituencies where they are elected to serve. There should be a minimum number of villages to be visited by Regional Leaders every year and there must be a performance agreement for Regional Leaders which will be used as a tool to hold them accountable. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Water technology innovations en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Water supply, technological innovations, Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh Leadership, Namibia
dc.subject.lcsh Job creation, Namibia
dc.title Investigation into the role of leadership in water technology innovations in enhancing job creation in Kavango East region in Namibia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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