International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research
Vol.4 (5), pp. 87-96, May 2016
Available online at https://www.journalissues.org/IJAPR/
Article 16/ID/JPR030/010/ pages
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Original Research Article
Energy demand for civil workers in morogoro municipality
Irene Rweshelwa and Charles Malaki*
Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Sokoine University of Agriculture Tanzania.
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There is large proportion of civil servant with high income but still continue to use lower quality and expensive energy source. It is a common practice to find that many households use all sources of energy available such as firewood, charcoal, gas and electricity. This study was carried out to analyze the demand for energy resources by civil workers in Morogoro municipality in Tanzania. The specific objectives of the study were: (i) To identify energy resources consumption patterns of civil workers (ii) To assess the income effect on energy consumption and (iii) To examine the factors influencing energy demand. Data for the present study were collected by administering structured questionnaires to randomly selected respondents who fall in four categories of civil workers that are Local Government Authority civil workers, Public higher learning institutions lecturers, primary school teachers as well as secondary school teachers. In analyzing the data collected the study utilized descriptive statistics and linear regression analysis. The findings revealed that that income factor has a strong effect on the energy consumed as most civil workers income enables them to purchase cheap priced energy resources that they can afford within the range of their income level.
Key words: Energy demand, energy resources, energy climate change and sustainability, consumer equilibrium