Socioeconomic Factors affecting households surrounding landing sites in Uganda: a case study of Kasenyi Landing Site, Entebbe
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The study was aimed at investigating the socioeconomic factors affecting households surrounding landing sites in Uganda using Kasenyi Landing site, Entebbe as the case study. The study was based on different objectives that included; establishing the association between occupation and socioeconomic status of households surrounding Kasenyi landing site, the relationship between education and socioeconomic status of households surrounding Kasenyi landing site, and relationship between access to healthcare and socioeconomic status of households around Kasenyi landing site. Data was collected from a sample of 140 respondents from the different households around Kasenyi landing site using a well-designed questionnaire. Univariate, bivariate and multivariate analysis was conducted and the results were presented using tables and graphs. The findings reveal that socioeconomic status of households is still relatively low around Kasenyi landing sites and is highly influenced by the occupation of people, the level of education, and level of access to quality healthcare. It was revealed that fishing business is the major source of livelihood for most households but they are also involved in other additional business ventures in fields of farming and agriculture. The study confirmed that children are much involved in fishing than schooling and that households are willing to educate their children but still constrained by school requirements. Finally access to quality healthcare is still low whereby the distance to the nearest healthcare center is relatively long. The study recommended that the government of Uganda should extend more fee social services to the people living around fish landing sites particularly healthcare and education services since they are essential for the livelihood growth of households.