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PROJECT TOPIC- MANAGEMENT OF SMALL SCALE INDUSTRY EXPERIMENTING ON SOAP PRODUCTION IN EMENE

PROJECT TOPIC- MANAGEMENT OF SMALL SCALE INDUSTRY EXPERIMENTING ON SOAP PRODUCTION IN EMENE

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

In every country all over the world, small-scale industry provides employment for a substantial proportion of the labour force and accounts for a large proportion of all industrial establishments. It has a strategic role to play in the economic development of industrially less advanced countries such as Nigeria. Growing recognition of these facts has stimulated interest in the problems of promoting and developing

prosperous small-scale industry but these problems have not as yet been studied as systematically as they deserve to be in Nigeria. It is a well-known fact that a country that is politically but not economically independent is not independent in the real sense of the world. Nigeria is one of the countries that has political independent but is far from being economically independent. The balance has been on the

colonial masters. The economic atmosphere created by the colonial government made it difficult for Nigeria to grow rapidly economically even many years, after they have gotten independence. This is because the colonial masters implemented wrong-economic and industrial policies for us. Most of the industries they built for us had foreign bliss. They were not based on indigenous technology and could not

use local raw materials. There was no enthusiasm to promote small-scale industries since this could encourage competition with the goods they imported to us. Even long after our independence, Nigeria continued to import almost everything. However, recently, a new awareness was created and there has been a loud cry by all well meaning Nigerians and successive governments for small-scale industrial

development. That awareness of the need only started after the oil boom era. Following the failure of oil, Nigeria lacked the foreign exchange to continue to import and this opened our eyes to the fact that Nigeria can only survive economically as an independent Nation. The various governments have as a result initiated various policies designed to bail our Nation from this ugly trend. Some of these policies

included the diversification of our economy, Adjustment programme, the National Orientation Agency. Therefore, the problem of economic and industrial development can only be solved through the promotion of small-scale business and industries as a starting point. This will enable us develop at our own pace with indigenous technology and skill. The history of industrial development in Enugu State dates back to the period of colonialism. Then immediately after independence, Enugu State reacted

towards revamping and revitalizing industrial firms and so embarked on some vital projects such as oghe cashew Industrial Limited, mineral water industry Limited, Nigeria cement company Nkalagu, Niger stell company Emene, Niger Gas Emene and some hotel complexes such as the Hotel presidential Enugu. However, most of these industries were built and run by expatriates and were based on imported raw materials.

In 1976/77, the then Anambra State government established the premier breweries limited Onitisha, Ebonyi paints Limited at Enugu etc. Also established by the then government of Anambra state were the ssubrise flour Limited Emene, the Aluminum products Limited, Anambra vegetable oil product Limited Nachi, Ikenga Ifotels Limited at Nsukka, the Nike Lake Resort and the Precast industry limited among others.

Some individuals have also made their own contributions towards industrialization of the state and the government has not exhausted its efforts in encouraging such individuals. The encouragement by the government to private investors and industrialists has taken various forms such as:

  1. Establishment of industrial layouts with necessary infrastructures already provided in Enugu, Nsukka and Abakaliki.
  2. The landing of industrial revolution in the then Anambra state in 1987 aimed at creating awareness and emphasis on industrialization rather than distributive trade.
  3. The government has also provided industrial profile for use by industrialist and investors.
  4. The government of the federation also established fund for small-scale industry (FUSSI) in 1971.
  5. Various forms of bans have been introduced in the last decade to help small-scale industrialists.

All these incentives were aimed at promoting private ventures in small, medium and large-scale industries, use of local raw materials by individuals and the encouragement of locally developed technology.

PROJECT TOPIC- MANAGEMENT OF SMALL SCALE INDUSTRY EXPERIMENTING ON SOAP PRODUCTION IN EMENE

1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

The researcher feels that the industrial sector especially the small-scale industries have not been given the proper attention it deserves. This has resulted in shortages of many essential goods, that could be adequately produced in Nigeria through small-scale industries establishments. One of such commodities is the domestic bar soap. This project therefore arms addressing the following issues:

  1. Discovering the reason (s) for the high cost and poor quality of soap available in our market.
  2. To determine the financial and labour involvement in soap production.
  3. To discover the importance of establishing such industry in an economy.
  4. To determine the liability of such an industry.

1.3 SCOPE OF THE STUDY

The scope of this study will be based on one product line bar soap. To get at the necessary information required to build up the work, consideration will be given to the following aspects.

  1. Cost of land availability and development, building, machine/equipment, raw material etc. for the establishment of the project.
  2. Analysis of the sources of raw materials and market for the product.
  3. Computation of the projected revenue and operating expenditure for the project.
  4. Management of the project.
  5. Preparation of the projected profit and loss account based on the projected revenue from projected production.
  6. Preparation of a projected cash flow for the industry.
  7. Balance sheet for the company at the end of its first year of operation.

All these information given above formed the main scope covered by the researcher.

1.4 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY

It is obvious that the intellectual work of this category should be embarked on bearing in mind the numerous objectives to be achieved at its completion. Hence the objectives of this research are as follows:

  1. To bring to the lime light the importance of soap industry in small-scale production.
  2. To highlight the needs for the use of local raw materials to achieve maximum outputs.
  3. To determine the financial requirement and its availability to the people involved in soap production.
  4. To verify and solve the problems that prevent establishment and management of soap industry.

1.5 RESEARCH QUESTIONS

  1. What importance could be attributed to small-scale production of soap?
  2. What advantages could the use of local raw materials achieve in maximum output of soap industry?
  3. How do you classify the financial requirement for soap production?
  4. What problems prevent the establishment and management of soap industry?

1.6 LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY

The researcher encountered many constraints in carrying out this project. Among the prominent constraints is the absence of enough written work on soap industry in many of the reference libraries in Enugu. The general suspicion and reluctance on the part of industrialists who saw the researcher as having a different motive other than academic. Some of them feared   that giving information to outsiders would jeopardize their career.

The researcher has financial constraints to over-come in the course of completing her research work since the cost of materials for the production of this work just as any other goods or services has gone up so high due to the inflationary trend in the country. Since this research is limited to one academic year, hence the problem of time and logistics are even more amplified when considered that the researcher

had to attend to other aspects of her study other than the research work alone both research and academic studies are run simultaneously. All these problems constituted limitations to this study. However, notwithstanding these problems, the researcher has been able to collect some relevant data for a reasonable rewarding project.

PROJECT TOPIC- MANAGEMENT OF SMALL SCALE INDUSTRY EXPERIMENTING ON SOAP PRODUCTION IN EMENE

1.7 DEFINITION OF TERMS

The following concepts need to be clarified for the purpose of their application in the discussion of this study.

SMALL-SCALE INDUSTRY: This is the little protective sectors of the economy.

MARKET: Market is a group of individuals or organizations that have purchasing power and that are current or potential buyers and sellers of the product.

SOAP: It is an alkaline substance used in washing and cleaning.

MANAGEMENT: This is a group of persons, organization and other related who put initiatives and resources together to achieve the stated goals or objectives.

 POPULATION: This is a group of interest to the researcher which he or she would like to results the study to be generalized.

PROJECT TOPIC- MANAGEMENT OF SMALL SCALE INDUSTRY EXPERIMENTING ON SOAP PRODUCTION IN EMENE

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