An Empirical Assessment of the Success of Road Asset Management System in Tanzania and Its Economic Value in Managing and Planning for Roads Pavement

  • Vitalis Agati Ndume Dar Es salaam Institute of technology
  • Majige Selemani Eastern Africa Statistical Training Centre
  • Jesuk Ko Universidad Mayor de San Andres (UMSA), Bolivia
Keywords: Road Asset Management, Perceived Usability, Perceived effectiveness, Perceived EASY of USE, Software Failure

Abstract

The deployment of Information Communication Technology in the Road sector has contributed positively towards achieving the national goal of ICT for infrastructure development. However, the deployment of ICT software for Road infrastructure in underdeveloped countries has been done with duplication of efforts contributing to software failure. This study aimed in evaluating the effectiveness and economic values of the Road Maintenance Management System in Tanzania.  The study deployed System Usability Scale Framework in 26 regions of Tanzania, and Kruskal-Wallis test was used for significance testing. The result indicates positive response of adopting and scaling the Road Maintenance Management System to all 26 regions in the country with R2=0.863. The usability of the system remains steady for almost three years from 2017 to 2019. The economic value of system is found to be above average (61%), while the value for money is found to reach 76.5% of the expectation. It is therefore concluded that the use of ICT in planning for Roads Maintenance increases efficiency in delivery critical factors that facilitated decision making in road planning and also improves specific services delivery in government efficiency.

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Author Biographies

Vitalis Agati Ndume, Dar Es salaam Institute of technology

Department of Computer, Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology, Dar Es salaam Tanzania

Majige Selemani, Eastern Africa Statistical Training Centre

Department of Graduate studies, Eastern Africa Statistical Training Centre, Dar Es salaam Tanzania

Jesuk Ko, Universidad Mayor de San Andres (UMSA), Bolivia

Department of Industrial Engineering, Universidad Mayor de San Andres (UMSA), Bolivia

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2019-10-21
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Ndume, V. A., Selemani, M., & Ko, J. (2019). An Empirical Assessment of the Success of Road Asset Management System in Tanzania and Its Economic Value in Managing and Planning for Roads Pavement. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTERS & TECHNOLOGY, 19, 7519-7536. https://doi.org/10.24297/ijct.v19i0.8383
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