Wireless revolution and its rural development indications: A case for Mberengwa East ward 2 in Zimbabwe

Rugara, Tofara (2013) Wireless revolution and its rural development indications: A case for Mberengwa East ward 2 in Zimbabwe. UNSPECIFIED thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Official URL: http://hdl.handle.net/11408/376

Abstract

A study on rural development implications of the wireless revolution was conducted in Mberengwa East ward 2, as technology is becoming a powerful force in all facets of life. Gradually the wireless connections are penetrating the rural villages and making an impact in their lives hence the need to verify on how these connections are changing the way of people in the rural areas. Various authorities made their contributions in this study and it was guided by the livelihood framework. A qualitative approach to research was used in this study. The study interviewed key informants and gatekeepers and also solicited for data through questionnaires with open ended questions from other members in the area. The study revealed that the sources of income within the area varied and the participants recognize the benefits associated with wireless connections. The wireless revolution enhances grassroots participation. Other sectors such as agriculture, heath and education stand to benefit, however challenges are met in acquiring these technologies. The study concluded that Mberengwa East ward 2 may benefit from emerging wireless connections. The world is getting a global village. The wireless revolution can contribute to poverty reduction and enhance participation if it is tailored to the needs of the rural poor people and used in the right manner and for the right purpose.

Item Type: Thesis (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wireless revolution,Rural development
Divisions: Universities > State Universities > Midlands State University
Depositing User: Mr. Edmore Sibanda
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2017 08:16
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2017 08:16
URI: http://researchdatabase.ac.zw/id/eprint/4948

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