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Title: Municipal Solid Waste Management in Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, Ghana
Authors: Fei-Baffoe, Bernard
Atta Nyankson, Eugene
Gorkeh-Miah, John
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Journal of Waste Management
Citation: Journal of Waste Management; Volume 2014, Article ID 823752, 9 pages; http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/823752
Abstract: The rapid increase in urban population due to the influx of the citizenry in search for better conditions of life has resulted in poor environmental conditions in most urban and peri-urban settlements in the country. Municipal solid waste management (MSW) for that matter has become problematic within Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis as the city is being inundated with so much filth which has proven to be very difficult and seemingly impossible for the municipal authorities to tackle. This study investigates the nature of solid waste problem in Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis. A mixed methodological approach including field investigation, questionnaire survey, and structured and face-to-face interviews were employed in the gathering of data for the study. The key findings established to be the factors affecting effective solid wastemanagement in the metropolis are irregular solidwaste collection, inadequate operational funding, inappropriate technologies, inadequate staffing, inadequate skip, and lack of cooperation on the part of the citizenry.
Description: An article published in Journal of Waste Management; Volume 2014, Article ID 823752, 9 pages; http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/823752
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11552
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