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Title: Assessment of community participation in municipal solid waste management in Monrovia City, Liberia
Authors: Toe, Lydia T.
Keywords: Community participation
Solid waste managemen
Issue Date: Oct-2021
Publisher: Kampala International University
Abstract: The study assessed community participation in municipal solid waste management in Monrovia, Liberia. It was guided by three specific objectives; to assess the types/forms of municipal waste management strategies in Monrovia, Liberia, to document the mode of community management participation strategies in waste management and to explore the attitudes and awareness of residents on waste management in Monrovia Liberia. The researcher administered questionnaires to 400 respondents and employed a cross-sectional research design. Descriptive statistics used included frequencies, means and regression analysis. Results indicated that reduction, reuse and recycle are the municipal waste management practices applied in Monrovia. The waste types included any scrap material, effluent or unwanted surplus substance or article that requires disposal because it is broken, worn out, contaminated or otherwise spoiled. The residents expressed positive attitude toward waste handling and transport, varying from region to region within Monrovia. It was therefore, established that waste collection services were mainly provided to the official areas in central Monrovia and Mamba Point while most of the communities received poor or no services. Giving people more opportunities to participate effectively in garbage collection can highly improve on the strategies used in waste management in Monrovia. Lastly, households attitudes towards waste collection can be improved by involving public participation and attaching a fee on waste collection service based on the waste volume or weight. The management of Monrovia City Corporation should, therefore, allow the community members’ full participation in waste management programmes as this will improve communal responsibility in waste management. This could be achieved through building capacity among the community members as one of the strategies to improve waste management. This study brought up new frontiers of knowledge and information on how community participation should be done, it also exposed the weaknesses that were found out in current operations of waste management in relation to reduction, reuse and recycle.
Description: A thesis submitted to the directorate of higher degrees and research in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Master of Science of Kampala International University
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