Project Planning Process and Performance of Government Projects in Rwanda: A Case of Bank of Kigali Arena Sports Project in Gasabo District, Rwanda


  • Ms. Diane Munyeri Mount Kenya University, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Dr. Catherine Wanjiku (PhD) Mount Kenya University, Kigali, Rwanda



Project planning is critical in project management; this research focuses on planning process and performance of Governments projects in Rwanda. Professionals in the field have known for some time that the success of a project relies heavily on the quality of its planning. The Project Manager's primary responsibility is to ensure that the project is set up for success from the perspective of the client or stakeholder. The general objective of this research was to assess the contribution of the project planning roles on project success in Rwanda.  Specific objectives are; to establish the effect of budget planning, communication plan and risk management plan on performance of BK Arena sports project. Through this study, the researcher’s skills and knowledge were increased in the field related to the project under study. Other researchers who would need to carry out studies related to this topic used it to get a useful literature review. The analytical-descriptive method was adopted for this investigation. The study included both quantitative and qualitative methods. There were 46 specific individuals in mind. Therefore, a census approach was necessary to ensure that all workers of the BK Arena sports project were included. Self-administered surveys were the major source of information. The data was analyzed using SPSS version 20 (Statistical Package for the Social Scientists) so that the study's connections could be established. The acquired data will be examined using an analysis of variance and descriptive statistics before being presented and summarized with frequency and distribution tables. The results show a favorable and statistically significant association between the budget plan and the BK Arena Sports project's actual outcomes (r = 0.633, p<0.05).  The communication strategy for the BK Arena Sports project correlates positively and significantly with the project's success (r = 0.716, p<0.05). The BK Arena Sports project's success is positively and significantly correlated with the organization's risk management strategy (r = 0.735, p<0.05). With a R Squared value of 0.625, the model successfully accounts for around 62.5% of the variation in project outcomes. A good correlation between project success and the three plans used as variables in the regression model is evident. When working on the BK Arena Sports project, it's important to receive an accurate estimate of the prices of the materials and equipment that will be needed.

Keywords: Project Planning Process, Performance of Government Projects, Bank of Kigali Arena Sports Project, Gasabo District, Rwanda

Author Biographies

Ms. Diane Munyeri, Mount Kenya University, Kigali, Rwanda

School of Business and Economics, Master of Business Administration (Project Management), Mount Kenya University, Kigali, Rwanda

Dr. Catherine Wanjiku (PhD), Mount Kenya University, Kigali, Rwanda

Mount Kenya University, Kigali, Rwanda


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How to Cite

Munyeri, D., & Wanjiku, C. (2023). Project Planning Process and Performance of Government Projects in Rwanda: A Case of Bank of Kigali Arena Sports Project in Gasabo District, Rwanda. Journal of Entrepreneurship & Project Management, 7(13), 45–60.




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