An evaluation of solid waste management strategy in Kampala city. A case study of Katanga suburb.
Nanyili, Masaba Eric
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The study was conducted to assess the management of solid waste management practices in Kampala city using a case study of Katanga suburb. Three specific objectives guided this study and these include establishing the existing solid waste collection, transportation and disposal practices in the suburb; to establish the effect of socio-economic factors associated with solid waste management and to establish the problems and challenges associated with solid waste management in Katanga. A case study of research design was used for this study in which a total of 198 respondents informed this study. These were reached through random sampling. Observation, questionnaires and interviews were used during the collection of primary data. Data was analysed quantitatively and qualitatively. According to the findings of the study, people in Katanga suburb use different methods in collection of solid waste, transportation and disposal. It was found that solid waste management is the work of every household plus the city council at the different levels. The management and collection of solid waste is never a duty of neither one man’s person or one organization; rather all groups and individuals at hand. Therefore, there is a need for all people to work for the clean environment and a better life at hand.