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Title: Urban Households’ Willingness to Pay for Improved Solid Waste Disposal Services in Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana
Authors: Awunyo-Vitor, Dadson
Ishak, Shaibu
Jasaw, Godfred Seidu
Issue Date: Mar-2013
Publisher: Urban Studies Research
Citation: Urban Studies Research, Volume 2013, 8 pages
Abstract: Solid waste management within KumasiMetropolitan Assembly area continues to be a major challenge for themunicipal assembly and one of the key issues is its financial constraints. This study was undertaken to examine households’ willingness to pay for improved solid waste management services. A multistage sampling technique was employed to select six hundred respondents for the study. Logistic regression model was used to establish the determinants of willingness to pay for solid waste management whilst the Tobit model was used to evaluate the factors influencing the amount of money the households are willing to pay for improved solid waste management. The logistic model shows that income, age, number of children, quantity of waste generated, and education have significant effects on the willingness to pay, while the amount of money the households are willing to pay was influenced by their income, quantity of waste generated, education, house ownership, and number of children.Thus, the assembly can increase waste collection fees between GHC 3 andGHC 5.00. This would lead to improvement in the wastemanagement within the metropolis. However, the additional charge should take into consideration location and income levels.
Description: An article published by Urban Studies Research in 2013
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6115
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