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Scirj Volume III, Issue V, May 2015 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

Comparative Study of Social Infrastructure Provision in Ikwerre and Etche Local Government Areas of Rivers State Using Geographic Information System

Ibama Brown , Owukio Stewart Senibo, Wocha Chikagbum

Abstract: There are observed inequalities in the provision and distribution of social infrastructural facilities in Ikwerre and Etche. The paper examined the availability of some social infrastructural facilities in this two local government of Rivers State. It equally examined the extent to which those facilities have promoted rural development in the State. Data were collected mainly from primary sources. A total number of 160 copies of questionnaire were administered in sixteen (16) settlements from the two (2) Local Government Areas and all were retrieved for the analysis. Research findings revealed lopsided distribution of Electricity, Potable water supply and other utilities. However, the availability of education and health facilities were largely indicated by respondents in the 16 settlements of the study areas. The paper recommended that a comprehensive strategy which will eliminate intra and inter multidimensional inequality in the study area be instituted. It also suggested that an articulated and integrated plan for social infrastructure provision indicating priority areas using acceptable criteria is needed for costs to be minimized, and that there should be a balance in the provision of social infrastructure within LGA’s.

Reference this Paper: Comparative Study of Social Infrastructure Provision in Ikwerre and Etche Local Government Areas of Rivers State Using Geographic Information System by Ibama Brown , Owukio Stewart Senibo, Wocha Chikagbum published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume III, Issue V, May 2015 Edition, Page 1-15 ".

Search Terms: Economic development, Physical infrastructure, Poverty reduction and Social Infrastructure

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