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ADMINISTRATIVE BARRIERS TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES IN NSUKKA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

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Abstract

This study is survey. It has delved into the administrative barriers to community development programmes in Nsukka Local Government Area. The purpose of the study was mainly to find out problems emanating from development agencies. Major administrative barriers to community development programmes include - communication gap, top-down approach to community development programmes, neglect for some segments of the community, non-consultation with local leaders, inadequate awareness, inexperienced community development personnel, irrelevant projects, political instability/lack of programme continuity, bureaucratic delays, inadequate funds, etc. 203 people make up the population of the study. They are executive members of Town Unions/Development Unions from sixteen (16) communities that make up Nsukka Local Government Area. Questionnaire was administered to them on their meeting days. Data was analysed using mean and standard deviation. Almost all the respondents are males. Respondents fall within the age range of 41-50. Majority of them are married. Exco members are more in number. Most of the respondents are HND/Degree and NCE/OND holders.