COMMUNITY BASED ASSOCIATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT HAS ITS OWN PECULIAR PROBLEMS NORMALLY ASSOCIATED WITH IT. MUCH OF THE PERFORMANCE OF THESE COMMUNITY BASED ASSOCIATION IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR AREAS CANNOT OVER EMPHASES. SO, THIS STUDY IS AIMED AT ASCERTAINING THE EXTENT OF WHICH COMMUNITY BASED ASSOCIATION COULD BE ENERGIZED FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO AGULU IN ANAOCHA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA IN ANAMBRA STATE.THE MAJOR THRUST OF THE STUDY IS TO APPRAISE THE PERFORMANCE OR ACTIVITIES OF COMMUNITY BASED ASSOCIATION WITH REFERENCE TO THE CONTRIBUTION THEY HAVE MADE TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND ALSO HOW ACTIVITIES EFFECT THE LIVE OF THE PEOPLE IN TERMS OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AREA.THAT IS WHY WE HAVE GIVEN THIS SUB-HEADING “THE ROLE OF ASSOCIATION IN THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT” A CASE STUDY OF AGULU IN ANAOCHA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA IN ANAMBRA STATE. THERE IS A GENERAL BELIEF THAT RURAL DEVELOPMENT SHOULD BE LEFT TO THE GOVERNMENT ALONE BUT THIS PROJECT TENDS TO HIGHLIGHT THE DEGREE OF CONTRIBUTION COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS CAN MAKE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL COMMUNITY ESPECIALLY ANAOCHA. THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY IS TO INVESTIGATE THE PERFORMANCE OF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION AT ITS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO AGULU IN ANAOCHA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA IN ANAMBRA STATE.IN A BID TO ACHIEVE THE ABOVE OBJECTIVE, THIS RESEARCH WORK BE INSTRUCTURED INTO FIVE CHAPTERS . CHAPTER ONE OF THIS PROJECT IS PRIMARY CONCERNED WITH THE INTRODUCING PART OF THIS, UNDER THIS CHAPTER, WE WILL ALSO LOOK AT THE STATEMENT OF PROBLEMS. SINCE COLONIAL ERA, ATTEMPT HAS BEEN TO DEVELOP THE AREAS. WHY PEOPLE SHOULD MAKE EFFORTS IS DEVELOPING THEIR COMMUNITY WE ALSO LOOK AT OTHER BASIC PROBLEMS IN PROJECT WRITING LIKE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY PURPOSE OF THE, SCOPE OF STUDY AND CONCEPT DEFINITIONS.CHAPTER TWO OF THIS WORK WILL LOOK AT LITERATURE REVIEW. UNDER THIS HEADING, WE WILL LOOK AT DIFFERENT THEORIES OF THIS DEVELOPMENT AS PROPOUNDED BY AUTHORS AND SCHOLARS AND THEIR RELEVANCE TO RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA. CHAPTER THREE DEALS WITH THE REVIEW OF THE RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY. IN THOSE CHAPTER, VARIOUS SOURCES OF DATA, QUESTIONNAIRES DESIGN OF DETERMINED AND METHOD OF INVESTIGATION DISCUSSED.CHAPTER FOUR OF THIS WORK WILL LOOK CRITICALLY AT THE IMPACT OF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION IN AGULU IN ANAOCHA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA IN ANMBRA STATE. ALSO IN THIS CHAPTER, WE WILL LOOK AT OUR DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS. FINALLY WE WILL HAVE A CLOSER LOOK AT OUR DATA ANALYSIS AND TEST OF HYPOTHESIS. CHAPTER FIVE WILL BE THE CONCLUDING PART OF THIS SUMMARY OF OUR FINDINGS. THE RECOMMENDATION WILL TEND TO SAKE CONCLUSION. AND FINALLY THAT REFERENCES.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Throughout history, human societies have continually strove to develop in one way or the other, although at different place and measure the development is a universal phenomenon commonly linked with human beings.
Everywhere, man is faced with the task of rising above his material limitations through providing for his needs and improving the quality of his material well being and efficiency of tools.
In this study, the concept of development is taken to the sequence of changes that is aimed as improving the socio-economic, political and cultural life of a people.
In this content of this work, community development may be defined as operationally as the conscious self help without the assistance from the government for the provisions of certain basic socio-economic infrastructure that basic necessary or required in the raising of the standard of living of the people while discouraging rural, urban drift.
In Nigeria, communities in different parts of the country have over years engaged themselves in several development activities in an attempt to provide some basic infrastructure that would make life more meaning to the members of their communities. They no longer wait or depend solely on their local, state or federal for provision of the development community has become popular, in recent times communities has become increasing more, and the unability of the various government to provide for them, all their needs. This trends of the development further call on various local institutions in the private sector, in other words non-government organization (NGO) to supplement government efforts in development of their localities.
The complementary role played by there community based association (CBA) such as community friends, age grade unions, woman associates , member of city club in the Agulu e.t.c have created some positive impact on provision financial assistance skills and provisions specific services.
Our major concern here is the communities based associates with participation reference to Agulu in Anaocha local government area in Anambra state.
It is also patient to mention that he role gab in condition of living existing between the rural and urban area has posed as services challenge to success government n Nigeria. The methods adopted to bridge the gap have even proven more pragmatic as there has never been a conscious on the best approach to use in developing.
This study is an attempt to took at a typical rural area in Anambra state (Anaocha local government area) and to see how it has been trying to surmount its development problems.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
From the colonial era to the present attempt have been made to develop the rural areas with titles or no results. This the concept how has been written and discussed in recent years. Majority of rural area live in sub-standard houses poor environmental and unplanned rural communities. But the most strictly features is infrastructure such as hospitals, schools pipe-born water electricity, industries, good roads and recreational facilities are generally lacking in most Nigeria rural areas. Further more, the problems of unemployment, the wide different income between intellectual and manual labour of which is certain cases have reinforced each other cases have reinforced each other to result in massive rural urban migration especially among young productive age grade group.
In Nigeria at various levels, government have recognized the problems suffered by rural residents has not only been a top of discussion among lanners, academicians pollution and the press, but also has been a subject of significant attestation.
Since government alone cannot provide for all the needs of rural communities, it has intensified its dall on the rural communities non- government organizations and individuals to engage in self- help project as a way of complementing government efforts. Most government f federal , state and local levels in this respect have provided marching grant to assist communities and completed self help projects.
To a large extent, this new orientation is rapidly yielding some good results as most rural communities in recent times embark on various viable projects that accord hem a face new lease of life. Today a good number of communities in Agulu Anaocha local government area in Anambra state have in recent times especially from the 1970’s became development conscious as various organizations begin to emerge and successful embarked on several development projects in the area. Indeed community based on associations constitute a potential force in the development other their communities.
1.3 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The purpose of his study is to ascertain the impact of Community Base Association (CBA) in the development of communities, particularly Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area in Anambra State.
This work aims therefore, to example the contributions of Community Based Association (CBA) in the developmental process of rural communities in Agulu, it is also aimed at enlightening the public on the need or importance and role (CBA) in buying a face lift to the standard of living of rural communities development programmes by the association and the implementation of such programme Vis-a vis their effects on the development and welfare of the inhabitant of the Agulu people.
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The study is intended to asses the role of community based association in rural development. The importance of this study lies in the hope that its findings would help to correct the enormous impression that rural people are opposed to change the result which would also serve as panacea in bringing about a change in policy formulation and implementation which fails to incorporate the local people.. it is hoped that the solutions, if properly adopte4d would lead to the speedily development of the rural areas and make Nigeria neglect majority to have a taste of good living.