Empowerment of Community Based Organization through Capacity Building in Service Delivery to the Community on Solid Waste Management

Mkude, Godfrey G. (2016) Empowerment of Community Based Organization through Capacity Building in Service Delivery to the Community on Solid Waste Management. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The aim of this study was to find out the effectiveness of the CBO’s capacity in service delivery in the communities. The theories and literature covered equipped the relevant conceptual framework for the study that considered basic components of input and process including outputs. This study adopted case design and data analysis involved qualitative and quantitative research approaches; while data collection techniques included questionnaires, interviews, focus group discussions and documentary reviews. The findings show that 80% (1618.8t/day) of solid waste management in Msasani ward are generated from the households, business premises along the coastal areas of Msasani beach. However, 52% of the respondents indicated that, solid waste dropped in their area, 69% of the respondents put their garbage outside their premises and waited for the CBOs to come and collect them, while 71% of the respondents said that the service provided by the CBO was not good because they took too long to come and collect the garbage. It can be concluded that the overall solid waste management service is poor. Much waste was generated compared to the waste collected and transferred to the disposal site. Inadequate solid waste collection tools and limited access of vehicles for transportation of solid waste materials to the final disposal was the cause of accumulation of waste in the particular areas. This study recommends that in order to enhance efficiency and effective solid waste management, the CBOs should have sufficient budget for buying more vehicles and for employing more people to collect solid waste in the community. By doing this, the CBO’s services will improve and they will be able to solve the problem of solid waste management in the community.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 09:52
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 11:39
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1576

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