International Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
Articles Information
International Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Vol.6, No.4, Dec. 2020, Pub. Date: Dec. 24, 2020
Assessment on Residents’ Attitudes Towards Waste Management in Ghana
Pages: 125-131 Views: 60 Downloads: 35
Authors
[01] Vida Amankwaah Kumah, Department of Social Sceinces, St. Joseph’s College of Education, Bechem, Ghana.
[02] Victoria Asante-Hanson, Department of Social Sciences, Presbyterian Women’s College of Education, Aburi, Ghana.
[03] Emmanuel Brew, Department of Social Sceinces, Enchi College of Education, Enchi, Ghana.
[04] Frank Ato Tabil, Department of Social Sciences, Seventh Day Adventist College of Education, Asokori-Koforidua, Ghana.
Abstract
Attitude towards environmental sanitation and waste disposal must be properly practiced to guarantee longevity and healthy living in Winneba, Effutu Municipality in the Central Region of Ghana. Mixed method approach was used for the study. Stratified random and purposive sampling techniques were used to select the one hundred and fifty-six-one (156) respondents for the study. The main instruments for the data collection were questionnaire, semi-structured interviews and observation. The study revealed that, individual participation has a direct bearing on proper waste disposal practices. It was also concluded that Effutu municipal authorities failed to mobilize the community and educate citizens on the rudiments of proper practices of segregating waste in their own bins at the household level. It is recommended that, the waste management institutions should be adequately resourced by the Municipal Assembly to ensure efficient and effective waste management in the area.
Keywords
Attitudes, Waste Management, Winneba, Effutu Municipality, Ghana
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