Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Ghana: A Case Study of Accra Metropolitan Assembly

Show simple item record Danquah, S. 2018-10-23T16:08:01Z 2018-10-23T16:08:01Z 2018-07
dc.description.abstract The aim of the study is to investigate the challenges to sustainable solid waste management in Ghana using the Accra Metropolitan Assembly as a case study. Solid waste management has several functional elements, including waste generation, waste handling and collection, transfer and transport and final disposal. The role of private waste collection organization is generally believed to be central in managing solid waste in the AMA. The study employed a case study within the qualitative research paradigm. In all seventeen (17) .interviews were conducted for the research. The research findings show that solid waste management in the AMA has been bedeviled with many challenges. These challenges include limited knowledge on systems and technologies for waste management, inadequate funding, lack of equipment for collecting waste, inadequate dumping sites, and absence of decision makers interested in environmental issues. The research therefore, recommends an integrated approach to waste management in the AMA, where all stakeholders are given the opportunity to make inputs into strategies to manage solid waste in the AMA. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Ghana en_US
dc.subject waste management en_US
dc.subject sustainable en_US
dc.subject solid en_US
dc.subject challenges en_US
dc.subject AMA en_US
dc.title Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Ghana: A Case Study of Accra Metropolitan Assembly en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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