Local Community Participation in Solid Waste Management in Urban West Region-Zanzibar.

Ussi, Haji Khamis (2021) Local Community Participation in Solid Waste Management in Urban West Region-Zanzibar. 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) in Urban West Region Zanzibar. The study used both the primary and secondary source data. The primary data were collected through questionnaires, interviews, observation and secondary data were collected through documentation from Zanzibar Municipal Council. Purposive sampling procedures were used to obtain representative wards; respondents were randomly selected from different households. The study involved both quantitative and qualitative approaches in data analysis. The study revealed that, 70.6 percent of respondents have waste storage facilities of different size and shapes, most of them dispose waste on the land, some areas have waste collection points, almost no separation between solid and organic waste, few people in community has awareness of solid waste management and almost 50 percent of respondents contribute cash and in kind for waste disposal. The study recommended that efforts should be directed towards training and awareness creation for purpose of enhancing community participation in SWM, also formation of Environment committees is crucial in order to increase the participation in SWM at lower level. For sustainable SWM emphasis should be directed towards composting and production of fertilizer for the growing subsector of urban agriculture as well as income generation. The study concluded that solid waste management is perceived to be a responsibility the municipal authority and the Zanzibar municipality can only collect and dispose off about 50% of the collected SW; also there is a need to educate and sensitize community on SWM. Keywords: Solid Waste, Municipal Solid Waste and Community Participation

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 Jan 2023 09:16
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2023 09:16
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/3328

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