Research Information:

The Role of Mobile Phones in Facilitating Communication among the Maasai Pastoralists in Tanzania comunication

Information Technology

This study aimed at examining the role of mobile phones in facilitating information communication for socio-economic development among the Maasai pastoralists in Monduli District, Tanzania. Specific objectives were to examine the pattern of access to and use of mobile phones by the pastoralists, investigate the ways in which mobile phones facilitate communication among pastoralist communities, examine the constraints in the usage of mobile phones and determine ways in which the usage of mobile phones by the Maasai pastoralists would be improved.

From: University of Dar es Salaam(UDSM) (UDSM) | 2018 | Research Done By: Msuya, Jangawe, PhD

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Research Recommendation:
The constraint in the use of mobile phones include network outage, high cost of recharging batteries, unavailability of vouchers, lack of electricity in the village and the language barrier. The barriers need to be overcome to enhance the information communication among pastoral communities in Monduli District.