Attitude of People towards Private Sector Participation in Solid Waste Management in the Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abrem (KEEA) Municipality in Ghana
Rapid increase in volume and types of solid waste as a result of continuous economic growth, urbanization and industrialization, is becoming a burgeoning problem for national and local governments to ensure effective and sustainable management of waste. The study sought to determine attitude of people towards private sector participation in solid waste management in the KEEA Municipality in Ghana. A sample of 192 respondents including community residents, Assembly workers, ZoomLion (waste collection) workers and market traders were used in the study. Purposive sampling was used to select the assembly workers and Zoom Lion workers. The researchers used questionnaires and structured interview schedule as instruments for acquiring information. It was concluded that there is a positive attitude among community respondents towards privatization of solid waste management in the Municipality. Majority of both Assembly and ZoomLion workers were dissatisfied with the top-down waste management approach. It was recommended that management decisions concerning solid waste should be taken by both management members and the junior ranks. Thus, the Municipal Assembly and management of private companies should adopt bottom-up approach by considering the views of technocrats and others in their decisions about management of solid waste since the latter’s views cannot be ruled out.
Attitude, Private Sector, Solid Waste, Waste Management, Municipal Waste, Ghana
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