Journal of
African Studies and Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Afr. Stud. Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2189
  • DOI: 10.5897/JASD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 238

Table of Content: October 2010; 2(7)

October 2010

Public administration: Local government and decentralization in Ghana

        Public administration as an art is defined in the Ghanaian context regarding decentralization and public officials’ accountability.  It examines decentralization, local elections and empowerment. While the paper advocates for regional and district level elections, it uses the literature to argue that local representatives are more accessible to their locals. It questions...

Author(s):         Kwame Badu Antwi-Boasiako        

October 2010

May be more intricate than you think: Making rural toilet facilities possible using the demand responsive approach

  This study determined whether and how the demand responsive approach (DRA) of the Volta Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project has changed access to toilet facilities in the Ho Municipality of Ghana. Community development theory and interpretivism drove the research. Focus group discussions, structured and semi-structured interview questions, and observation were used to collect the data. Findings show...

Author(s):         Frank S. Arku        

October 2010

Revisiting the place of punishment in Zimbabwe’s primary and secondary school formal education system

        The paper examines the issue of punishment in the process of education within the Zimbabwean context, especially as it applies to primary and secondary school formal education. It addresses the problem as to whether punishment as a tool of educating should be part of the process of education, which is by and large a worthwhile activity. In essence, it addresses the issue of whether...

Author(s): Munamato Chemhuru

October 2010

‘Aluta continua’: A critical reflection on the chimurenga-within-Third Chimurenga among the Ndau people in Chipinge district, Southeastern Zimbabwe

  The contemporary land reform programme, which is anchored in the framework of national struggles, and popularly known as the Third Chimurenga, is a contentious issue in Zimbabwe and has send shockwaves across the world. Many weird happenings have taken place in the history of the country on account of it and have only managed to put Zimbabwe on the international spotlight. This study argues that the history...

Author(s):   Richard S. Maposa, James Hlongwana and Daniel Gamira