Assessment of Community Participation in the Municipal Solid Waste Management: Case of Kigoma Municipal Council

John, Jonathan (2015) Assessment of Community Participation in the Municipal Solid Waste Management: Case of Kigoma Municipal Council. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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A study was conducted to assess the degree of community participation in solid waste management (SWM). A case of Kigoma municipality, Tanzania, the study involved both quantitative and qualitative approaches in data analysis. The study used both the primary and secondary source data. The primary data were collected through the instrument of questionnaire, interviews, observation, focus groups discussion and secondary data were collected through documentation from Kigoma Municipal Council, internet sources, journal and books. Purposive sampling procedures were used to obtain ten representative wards. At ward level, 10 respondents each from different households were picked at random for the study leading to a sample size of 100 respondents. The collected data were analyzed using Microsoft excel software and SPSS software version 16.0. Results of the study indicated that more than 70% of the solid waste generated is of vegetable and food remains origin. The major limitations at household and community levels are lack of collection and storage facilities which could lead to serious health and environmental problems. Community members perceive SWM as a sole responsibility of local government authorities. Their perception towards SWM is quite low and their attitude in SWM is also unfavorable. It is, recommended that efforts should be directed towards training and awareness creation for purpose of enhancing their participation in SWM. The formation of Environmental committees is crucial in order to increase the participation in SWM at a lower level. For sustainable SWM emphasis should be directed towards composting which should be carried out by specific groups. This could be an attractive alternative in terms of production of fertilizer for the growing subsector of urban agriculture as well as income generation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:34
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:34

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