THE NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
Volume 14, No. 2 (2016)
The role of Democracy in Infrastructural Development of Anambra West Local Government Area, Southeast, Nigeria
Clement Emeka Ikezue & Peter Chukwuma Ezeah
Sociology/Anthropology Department Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
This paper examined how the present democratic dispensation in Anambra State has contributed to the infrastructural development of Anambra West local government area, which suffered obvious neglect for a long time. This paper adopted the cross sectional survey design and selected 400 respondents using the Yamane’s sample size determination formula. The paper employed both the quantitative and qualitative research methods. Results indicate that democracy could be a potent tool for development if every segment of the society is carried along in the process. The paper also found that democracy as a form of government is more likely to guarantee equitable distribution of power and resources among the constituting units of the state. It is recommended among others that politicking should be carried out with every sense of equity, and responsibility. It argued that development should be evenly distributed in the state.
Keywords: Democracy, development, infrastructural development, equity, justice, Anambra state