Strengthening Garden Mazingira Group on household waste collection services: A case study of Mwananyamala in Kinondoni municipality, Dar es Salaam

Lugendo, Mwajuma Suleiman (2014) Strengthening Garden Mazingira Group on household waste collection services: A case study of Mwananyamala in Kinondoni municipality, Dar es Salaam. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The project of Strengthening Garden Mazingira Group on household waste collection services in Mwananyamala Mwinjuma street started with Participatory need Assessment conducted in the year 2013 where problems were identified and prioritized by the community and planned for solutions. The problem identified was poor household waste collection services which was contributed by number of factors including weak coordination between key stakeholders involved in waste management due to poor governance, limited community mobilization skills, limited fund to finance solid waste collection service at the mtaa, lack of proper primary dumping facilities, poor town planning and untimely waste collection led to accumulation of waste becoming unmanageable in the mtaa. Efforts taken to improve the situation include community sensitization on Waste collection, storage at household level; sensitizing on Municipal environmental bi laws; contribution to waste collection fees as well as sharing community roles and responsibilities in waste management through community (cell) meeting. Moreover other efforts included training conducted to ten cell leaders, GMG members and environmental committee members on Good governance and effective waste management. In the period of 15 months of CED program, the project almost successfully accomplished all the planned activities except for one of capacitating Garden Mazingira Group with proposal write up skills and that was due to insufficient financial resources. Had all the project activities implemented, Garden Mazingira Group managed to collect enough waste collection fund from own source & external and all people/household sensitized through community meetings the project could have achieved tremendously its goal. Moreover, it should be noted that the time spent on the project implementation was too short for the project to show sufficient impact.

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 V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:14
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:14
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/705

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